• International fisheries management
  • Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea
  • Russian identity

Academic background

  • Full professor competence 2004.
  • Dr. polit., University of Oslo, 2000 (political science).
  • Cand. polit., University of Tromsø, 1993 (political science, Russian and Polish languages as well as Russia and East European studies).

Professional experience

  • Adjunct Professor ("Professor II") at the Dept. of Political Science, University of Tromsø since 2005.
  • Visiting scholar and professor of international environmental policy at the Dept. of Human Ecology, Rutgers University (USA) 2002-03.
  • Researcher at NORUT Social Science Research 1994-95.
  • Russian interpreter for the Coast Guard, Governor of Svalbard, Defence Head Command and Directorate of Fisheries 1988-1993.


  • In Fredrick Backman et. al (eds), Encyclopedia of the Barents Region (Volume II). Oslo, Pax, 2016, pp. 69-75

  • In Kari Aga Myklebost, Jens Petter Nielsen, Victoria Tevlina and Alexey Komarov (eds), Net Severa, a est Severá: The Manifold Ideas of the North in Norway and Russia. Moscow, URSS, 2016, pp. 235-247.

  • In Fredrick Backman et. al (eds), Encyclopedia of the Barents Region (Volume II), Oslo, Pax, 2016, pp. 69-75

  • In Lars Elenius, Hallvard Tjelmeland, Maria Lähteenmäki and Alexey Golubev (eds), The Barents Region: A Transnational History of Subarctic Northern Europe. Oslo, Pax, 2015, pp. 417-444.

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