Claudia Emilie Aanonsen
Claudia Emilie Aanonsen is a Doctoral Fellow at NUPI and part of the research group on Security and Defence. She was previously a Junior Research fellow at the Centre for Digitalisation and Cybersecurity Studies.
Aanonsen’s PhD analyses the formation of cybersecurity policy and strategy as part of the CYKNOW project. With theories of IR and methods of STS and critical security and data studies, she explores how cybersecurity is understood and problematised though processes configured by actors, practises, technologies, and discourses. Her additional research interests include information and cyberwarfare, digital governance, and surveillance capitalism.
She has a master’s degree from SOAS, University of London. Her thesis explored how digitalization affects governance and distribution of power, particularly in terms of ‘big tech’ and modern surveillance mechanisms. Aanonsen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen where she studied religion and politics in the Middle East.
2018-2019 Master of Science, International Politics. Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London, England
2016 Visiting Student, Political Science. Department of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
2014-2017 Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies. Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2022 - Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
2021 - 2022 Junior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
2020-2021 Project Manager, Cappelen Damm Undervisning
2018 Assistant Programme Manager, Turning Tables Jordan
2017 Trainee, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Arab States
2017 Trainee, The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Beirut
Publications All publications
Hva er det vi egentlig løser ved å slette TikTok?Publication : Op-ed | 2023
Hvilke apper må Nasjonal sikkerhetsmyndighet vurdere i neste runde?
Cyber security in NorwayPublication : Fagartikkel | 2022
As one of the world's most digitized countries, cyber attacks against Norway are something we should be well prepared for. But are we sufficient1
Verdens rikeste mann har geopolitiske ambisjoner. Derfor bekymrer Twitter-kjøpet.Publication | 2022
Elon Musk's involvement in the Ukraine war and take-over of Twitter raise a number of questions and dilemmas (in Norwegian).
Projects All projects
Cyber security, knowledge and practices (CYKNOW)Research project | 2021 - 2025 (Ongoing)
CYKNOW will promote better understanding of cyber security, as well as develop novel theoretical and methodological tools for cybersecurity research in particular....
Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA)Research project | 2020 - 2022 (Ongoing)
C3SA informs policy through cybersecurity research to build national cyber capacity and resilience across Africa....
Articles All articles
Security and defence3 Jan 2022
How can we best handle current and future wars and crises? What kind of threats are we likely to face in the years to come? Who are the future actors1