Main research and teaching areas
- Peace and Conflict Research
- International Relations
- Security Studies
Current Research and Teaching
Roxanna Sjöstedt's research and teaching are centered around security studies, international relations theory, securitization, international interventions, norm diffusion, and non-military threats. She is the director of peace and conflict studies and lectures and supervises at all levels. She is principal investigater of the project 'Intervention by Invitation. Why States ask for Help', which examines when, how, and why states request international interventions to handle domestic unrest. She is also PI for the project 'The Consequences of Securitization' that investigates threat constructions in relation to pandemics. Roxanna has been published in, for example, European Journal of International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Security Dialogue, Cooperation and Conflict, Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Relations, and Journal of Political Science Education.
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Roxanna Sjöstedt holds a PhD from the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lund University. Her fields of research and teaching are, among others, IR theory, Security studies, and International interventions.
Roxanna Sjöstedt is project leader for the project, Intervention by Invitation: Why States Ask for Help, funded by the Swedish Research Council 2018-2021. The project probes the question of why, how, and when a state allows external military intervention in handling its domestic affairs. Although knowledge on the decision-making process related to third party interveners is extensive, we know next to nothing about why a state would ask for assistance in the first place. The project aims to explore the conditions under which states ask for help during periods of political unrest and to whom they turn to for assistance.
Roxanna is also project leader for the project The Consequences of Securitization funded by Formas 2021-2024. The project examines actors' threat constructions in relation to pandemics such as HIV/AIDS, A(H1N1), och Covid-19.
Warlord Democrats (2014-2019)
Co-applicant (Project leader, Anders Themnér)
Funded by the Swedish Scientific Council, development research & the Marcus och Amalia Wallenberg Memorial Foundation
Exploring norm diffusion and socialization: The EU and post-Soviet states (2011-2013)
Project leader, post-doc project
Funded by SYLFF, The Sasakawa Young Leader's Fellowship Fund Committee, Tokyo Foundation/Nippon Foundation