Minda Holm

Research Fellow (on leave)

Minda Holm is a research fellow with the Research Group on Global order and Diplomacy, at NUPI since 2012. She also holds a position at the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), and is doing a PhD at the University of Copenhagen (2018-2022).

Minda Holm does research on questions related to global order, international ideology, recognition and sovereignty. She is particularly interested in social and political theory connected to these topics, as well as political realism, ideas of the state, liberalisms and conservatisms in international affairs, historically and present. Holm has published more theoretical work on conceptual history, sovereignty, (mis)recognition and global order in Review of International Studies and International Studies ReviewShe has also published on liberal international politics and reactions to it, as well as work on the 'New Right's' relationship to liberal international ideologies. 

At NUPI she leads a 3-year research project funded by the Ministry of Defence that looks at the international visions of the national right in Russia, Europe and the US.  As of 2018 Holm is also a Ph.D. fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen (supervisor Ole Wæver), working on a theoretical thesis preliminary titled A social theory of international ideology, scripts, and counter-ideology: Rethinking 1945, 1989 and the New Right’s critique (due fall 2022). She is also connected to an international research project on “The World of the Right” (lead by Vibeke Schou Tjalve). In addition to NUPI and the University of Copenhagen she is associated with the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). At NUPI she is also part of the research project titled  A Conceptual History of International Relations (CHOIR) and ANGER (starting her work in 2023). 

Holm is one of the editors of the peer-reviewed Scandinavian IR journal Internasjonal Politikk, an Associate Editor of New Perspectives, and a monthly foreign affairs columnist for Klassekampen (2017-2020 Dagsavisen). See her personal webpage for more information, including updated overview of publications.


2016 Master of International Studies with concentration in International Security Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

2013-2014 Master of Science in International Relations Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2012 BA and MA courses, American University in Cairo

2008-2013 BA Political Science, BA Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, University of Oslo

Work Experience

2018- Board member, European International Studies Association (EISA) Early Career Development Group 2010-2011 Trainee, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Afairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan

2018- Board member, Human Rights House Foundation

2017- Research Fellow, Research group for foreign policy and diplomacy, NUPI

2015-2019 Board member, Fulbright Alumni Association of Norway

2015-2017 Junior Research Rellow, Research group for foreign policy and diplomacy, NUPI

2012-2015 Research assistant in the Research group for Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic, NUPI

2012 Intern, Organistion of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).







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