I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at UiT: The Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø. Originally from Canada, I have researched and lectured on international relations and Polar Regional issues there as well as in Britain, China and New Zealand. My current teaching includes international relations theory and the politics of Norway and the Arctic, and I am also an adjunct researcher with the Centre for Arctic Studies at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.
Among my current projects are Arctic diplomacy and regime-building, as well as the politics and identity-building of Asian and European non-Arctic states in the Arctic. I have researched in many parts of the far north, including in Alaska, Greenland and Iceland, and have written and studied on the polar policies of Argentina, China, Estonia, Japan, Korea, NZ, Singapore and Switzerland.
I am also the chief editor of, and regular contributor to, the Arctic news blog Over the Circle, ( https://overthecircle.com ), and was most recently a co-editor for the Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security which was published in early 2020.
Recent Regional Publications
(co-edited with Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv and Horatio Sam-Aggrey) Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020).
Nordic-China Diplomacy ed. with Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson, (New York and London: Routledge, 2017).
‘Inside, Outside, Upside Down? Non-Arctic States in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses,’ The Arctic and World Order, ed. Kristina Spohr, Daniel S. Hamilton and Jason Moyer, (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2020), 379-404. <https://transatlanticrelations.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Arctic-and-World-Order-ch16.pdf>.
(with Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv and Horatio Sam-Aggrey) ‘Understanding Arctic Security: What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020).
(with Horatio Sam-Aggrey) Environmental Security in the Arctic: Shades of Grey?’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020).
‘Concerning the Arctic as a Security Region: The Roles of China and Russia,’ in Routledge Handbook of Arctic Security, (New York and London: Routledge, 2020).
‘The “Greenland Factor” in China’s Expanding Arctic Diplomacy,’ The Yearbook of Polar Law 10, 2018, (Leiden and Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2019), 415-26.
‘Great Powers in the Arctic: Changing Perspectives,’ Global Asia 15(4)(December 2020): 16-21.
‘ “Observing” the Arctic: Asia in the Arctic Council and Beyond,’ (Book Review), Contemporary Southeast Asia 42(3)(2020), pp. 443-5 DOI: 10.1355/cs42-3j.
‘The Changing Shape of Arctic Security,’ NATO Review, 28 June 2019, <https://www.nato.int/docu/review/2019/Also-in-2019/the-changing-shape-of-arctic-security/EN/index.htm>.