Annika Bergman Rosamond is Associate Professor (Docent) in Political Science and International Relations, Lund University (LU). Since 2012 she has also been the Director of the Masters in Global Studies at LU, at the faculty of Social Sciences. She obtained her BSc (Government) at London School of Economics and her MA and PhD (European studies/International Relations) at University of Sussex, UK. She has held permanent lectureships in international relations at the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh, UK. To date she has supervised four doctoral students to completion; three at the universities of Edinburgh and Leicester and, most, recently she supervised Helena Gonzales Lindberg's PhD thesis on 'The constitutitve power of maps in the Arctic", with Dr Maria Hedlund, Lund University. Annika is the second supervisor of Jess Cheungs PhD project: 'Feminist Foreign Policies: A Gendered Analysis of Strategic Adoption and "Othering" in International Politics' (Freie Universität, Berlin). She is also the second supervisor of Georga de Leuuw's (LU) thesis 'Telling Storeis of Value - Resisting Extractivist Access to Indigenous Land.' Prior to arriving at LU she was Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and held a visiting lectureship in International Ethics at the Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University.
Annika's primary research interests are:
- Feminist foreign policy and cosmopolitan reasoning
- Feminist ethical theory with focus on the ethics of care and gender-based cosmopolitan reasoning
- Global ethics; cosmopolitan theory (individuals as cosmopolitan selves as well as cosmopolitan-minded states and national militaries)
- Discursive and narrative analysis (feminist and digital techniques)
- Feminist Security Studies, with focus on soldiering, military interventionism as well as veterans and women soldiers (as cosmopolitan agents and gatherers of intelligence) ; cosmopolitan militaries and the 1325 agenda..
- Popular culture and world politics: celebrities and gender/feminism as well as celebrity humanitarianism with focus on women's human security
- Arctic security and Nordic internationalism
- The study of crisis in theory and practice
- The politics of world heritage (the UNESCO site of Laponia and the Sami community; battlefields and the gendering of UNESCO)
- Digital diplomacy (gender, NATO, celebrity diplomacy and humanitarianism as well as feminist foreign policy)
Annika is currently a member of two research projects. The first project is led by Martin Hall (LU) and centres on the politics of world heritage.Ted Svensson is also a member of the research team, 2017-2020.. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council (2017-2020). Within that project she explores the gendering of the politics of world heritage, the world heritage site of Laponia and tensions between the local Sami community and other actors. She is also interested in world heritage debates and battlefields, with focus on Culloden, Scotland. Annika also particiaptes in a research project on Digital Diplomacy (led by Karin Aggestam), starting in January 2020 (2019-2022). The project is funded by the Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond (foundation). Within that project she focuses on such things digital feminist foreign policy, celebrity diplomacy and NATO, with emphasis on peace and gender. In 2019 she was a member of the Pufendorf Theme on CRISIS and during the period 2019-2020 she was a member of the Pufendorf theme on Conflict and Gender and is currently part of a Pufendorf theme on the Future of Human Rights that commenced in October 2020, that she co-coordinates with Professor Mo Hamza, LU, LTH. She has also completed a research project on the cosmpolitanism of Swedish and Danish soldiers, financed by the Crafoord Foundation. At the moment she is working on several articles on the politics of world heritage and a book manuscript with Katharine Wright (Newcastle).
During 2019-2020 Annika served as Chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and is currently the section's outgoing chair. She has also served as a member-at-large of that section. The section has about 600 members. Moreover, she is one of the coordinators of her department's Gender and Politics Research Group. She is a member of the Gendip: Gender and Diplomacy, Women in Diplomacy research network hosted at Göteborg University and led by Professor Ann Towns. Annika participates in public events and seminars and provides commentary in Swedish and international media.She has served on the editorial advisory board of Review of International Studies and is currently on the advisory board of European Security. As of June 2020 she is one of the founding associate editors of the Frontiers in Political Science journal (Peace and Democracy).
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