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Annika Bergman Rosamond, Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer




Annika Bergman Rosamond is Associate Professor (Docent)  in Political Science, Lund University (LU). Since 2012 she has 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 (IR) at the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh. At Edinburgh she supervised three doctoral students to completion (two at Edinburgh University  and one at Leicester),  and  she is currently supervising one doctoral student at Lund together with Maria Hedlund.  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 Copenhagen University.  She has taught  and supervised widely within the broad fields of IR, political science and theory, gender, security studies and global studies.

In 2015 Annika was elected to serve as a member at large on the board of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) section of the International Studies Association (ISA),  period: 2015-2017. As of 2019 she will be serving as Section Chair of  FTGS.

Moreover, she is the coordinator of her department's Gender and Politics Research Group and serves on the departmental  board as well as the equal opportunities and ethical committees. She has also been a  core researcher of the  Research Network on Celebrity and North-South Relations , hosted at Roskilde University. She has organised numerous conferences and workshops, for example the Popular Culture and World Politics 2015 conference at Westminster University London, UK, with Dr Thomas Moore. She participates in public events and seminars and provides commentary in Swedish and international media. Alongside  Icelandic President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Annika   gave a keynote at the official opening of the Reykjavik Peace Centre , 7 October, 2016,  where she spoke of celebrity and peace.

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.  The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council (2017-2020).  Annika will also particiapte in a new project on Digital Diplomacy (led by Karin Aggestam), starting on the 1st of July 2019 (2019-2022). The project is funded by Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond.  She  has also been a  core member of the Pufendorf Advanced Study Group on Crisis led by Professor Helle Rydström at the Department of Gender Studies, LU.  In 2019 she will be a core member of the Pufendorf crisis theme, also led by Helle Rydström. She has recently completed a research project on Swedish military veterans financed by the Crafoord Foundation. 


 Her research interests include several broad fields: 

Gender, feminism and IR with emphasis on security and cosmopolitan protection

Popular culture and world politics; celebrity humanitarianism, global politics and gender

Arctic and Nordic internationalism, security, war and peace and feminist foreign policy

Ethical debates in international politics with emphasis on cosmopolitanism, feminist theory  and the English School 

The politics of World Heritage and the Arctic 




Books  and DIIS reports 

War, Ethics and Justice: New Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World, edited collection, (paperback), London:Routledge, 2012, (Editors: Annika Bergman Rosamond and Mark Phythian) 

War, Ethics and Justice: New Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World, Edited collection, London: Routledge, 2011, (Editors: Annika Bergman Rosamond and Mark Phythian, )

'Adjacent internationalism: The Concept of Solidarity and post Cold War Nordic-Baltic relations', Doctoral Thesis  Sussex : University of Sussex, 2003.

Women, Peace and Security - and Denmark: DIIS report 2014:32, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, 53 pp. 2014. 

Perspectives on security in the Arctic area : DIIS report , 2011:09 Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, 78 pp, 2011.


Articles (published and forthcoming)


.'Re-politicising the Gender-Secuirty Nexus: Sweden's Feminist Foreign Policy (with Karin Aggestam), European Review of International Studies, 2019. 

'Theorising Feminist Foreign Policy' (with Karin Aggestam & Annica Kronsell),  International Relations, online 2018. 

'Political Legitimacy and celebrity politicans: Tony Blair as Middle East envoy 2007-2016' (with Michelle Pace) , Middle East Critique, online 2018.

'Cosmopolitan Militaries and Dialogic Peacekeeping: Danish and Swedish Women Soldiers in Afghanistan'   International Journal of Feminist Politics, (with Annica Kronsell) 2018.

 'Swedish Feminist Foreign Policy in the Making: Ethics, Politics and Gender",  Ethics and International Affairs,  (with Karin Aggestam) Vol. 30 Issue 3.  2016, selected as part of editors' pick 

‘Protection Beyond Borders: Gender Cosmopolitanism and Co-constitutive Obligation’  Special Issue (Kindvall, C red), Global Society, 2013 Vol. 27

'A solidarist-inspired  reading of Schouenborg’, (Review article), Forum: The Scandinavian International Society. Primary Institutions and Binding Forces, 1815-2010’,  International  Politics Reviews Vol. 1, 2013.

’Världskändisar, kosmopolitism och internationell politik’, Internasjonal Politikk: Fokus: Kjendiser og Internasjonal Politikk (English translation: 'Celebrities and International Politics'), (4)  December, 2013. 

“The co-constitution of domestic and international welfare obligations: The case of Sweden’s social democratically inspired internationalism”, Cooperation and Conflict 42(1), 2007, pp. 73-99,

Adjacent internationalism: the concept of solidarity and post-Cold War Nordic-Baltic relations”, Cooperation and Conflict, 41(1), 2006, pp. 73-97.


Book Chapters (published and forthcoming) 

'Global motherhood and celebrity politics in the 21st century' in Shepherd, L. et. al. Troubling Motherhood, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

'How to do Celebrity in International Relations: Discourses and Practices of Celebrity Humanitarianism'   Yao mfl. (eds.), How to do Popular Culture in International Relations. Oxford; Routledge, forthcoming.

‘Celebrities as ethical actors – individuals and cosmopolitan obligation’ in Schippers, B. (ed.), Routledge Handbook to Rethinking Ethics in International Relations, Oxford: Routledge, 2019.

'Neoliberal Feminism, Celebrities and Women Entrepreneurs" in Farrell, N. (ed.) The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism, Oxford: Routledge, (with Gregoratti, C.), 2019.

'Military intervention and the loss of memory: Sweden, NATO and identity' in Agius, C. (ed.)  Identity making, displacement and rupture: performing discourses of belonging, place and being, Manchester: Manchester University Press,  (with Agius, C.), 2018.

'Säkerhet" i  Maria Jansson  (eds.) Makt och Motstånd. Feministiska Perspektiv på Statsvetenskap. Studentlitteratur, 2017. 

The digital politics of celebrity activism against sexual violence: Angelina Jolie as global mother’ in Shepherd, L. &  Hamilton, C. (eds), Understanding Popular Culture and World Politics in the Digital Age, Oxford: Routledge, 2016. 

’Swedish Internationalism and development aid’ in Pierre, J. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics, (Ole Elgström, section editor) , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 

 'Denmark and  the Arctic'  in Geir Hønneland and  Leif Christian Jensen (eds.), Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.

‘Humanitarian relief worker Sean Penn – A Contextual Story’ in  Richey, L. A  (ed.), Celebrities as New Development Actors:  When Does Context Matter?,  Oxford: Routledge, 2015.

’New political community and governance at the top of the world: spatiality, affinity and security in the Arctic region’  in Svensson, T.  and Kindvall, C. (eds.)  as a book chapter in the edited collection Borders, security and governance , Routledge. (With Professor Ben Rosamond, University of Copenhagen), 2015.

‘Introduction’ i  A. Bergman Rosamond & M Phythian (eds.) War, Ethics and Justice: New Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World, London: Routledge, 2011  

‘The Cosmopolitan- Communitarian Divide  and the Swedish Military’  i  A. Bergman Rosamond & M Phythian (eds.) War, Ethics and Justice: New Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World, London: Routledge, 2011. 

 ‘The Cosmopolitan-communitarian divide and celebrity anti-war activism’ i Liza TsalikiAsteris Huliaras & Christos. A. Frangonikolopoulos (eds.)  Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics Changing the World? , Chicago: Chicago University Press. 2011.

"Strategic culture, non-alignment and the ESDP of the EU" i A. Haglund Morrissey and Daniel Silander (eds), The EU and the Outside World: Global Themes in a European Setting, Växjö: Växjö University Press, 2007, pp. 99-117

 “Non-aligned states and ESDP” , med John Peterson,  i R. Dannreuther and J. Peterson (eds) Security and the Transatlantic Alliance, Routledge, 2006, pp. 147-164.

 “The Nordic Militaries: Forces For Good?", i L. Elliott and G. Cheesman (eds) Forces for Good? Cosmopolitan Militaries in the 21st Century, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004, pp. 168-186


Other publications and reports:

'Nordic States and Gender Cosmopolitanism' Conference report  on Nordic foreign and security policy (, 2014.

Book Review: ’Fighting terror: ethical dilemmas. By Alex J. Bellamy’ International Affairs Vol. 85. No. 2 March 2009

Terrorismbekämpning i Storbritannien”  Folk och Försvar, No. 3 2005

“Anna Lindh” in Annesley  C. (ed)  A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe”, Europa Publications: London, 2004.

'BALTBAT: the emergence of a common defence dimension to Nordic co-operation?', Working Papers, Copenhagen Peace  Research Institute, 2000.  (September)

'Central -och Östeuropa- EU:s östutvidgning-konsekvenserna för svenskt näringsliv.' Swedish Business Office, 1997, Brussels. 

'Sammanställning av UNICESs policykommittéer och arbetsgrupper'. Swedish EC Business Office, 1997, Brussels,


Article  in progress:

'Comparing Feminist Foreign Policy Frames (with Annick Wibben) to be submitted to journal in 2019. 

Book project: 

Celebrity, Security and Gender, monograph in progress. 


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Annika Bergman Rosamond
E-mail: annika [dot] bergman_rosamond [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Department of Political Science

+46 46 222 46 91



Associate professor

Department of Political Science


Department of Political Science
Lund University
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Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences