Nina Boy

Senior Researcher

Nina Boy
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 08

Research Interests

  • Financial security
  • Credit and crisis
  • Credit, narrative and fictionality
  • Liberalism and epistemology


Co-ordinator of Credit, Crisis & Culture Working group as part of the EU COST Action 'System risk, financial crisis and credit'

Organiser of Understanding financial security in an age of uncertainty Workshop series:


​​​Languages spoken:

English, German, French, Norwegian (basic)


1998-2002       MA French and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

2005-2006       MA International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS,

                      University of London

2006-2007       Department for Constitutional Affairs, London

2007               Research Assistant, PRIO

2008-2011       PhD Candidate, Lancaster University/ PRIO

2008-2009       Visiting Fellow at City University London / CASS

                      Business School



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Recent publications

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Boy, Nina (2015) Sovereign safety, Security Dialogue 46(6): 530–547.
Boy, Nina;Burgess, J. Peter; & Leander, Anna (2011) The Global Governance of Finance and Security: Introduction to the Special Issue , Security Dialogue 42(2): 115–122.

PhD Thesis

Boy, Nina (2013) The Security of Public Credit. PhD thesis, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, Lancaster.

Book Chapter

Boy, Nina (2015) Financial security, in Schlag, Gabi; Julian Junk; & Christopher Daase, eds, Transformations of Security Studies: Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline. Abingdon: Routledge (156–170).
Boy, Nina (2014) The backstory of the risk-free asset: how government debt became "safe", in Goodhart, Charles; Daniela Gabor; Ismail Ertuerk; & Jakob Vestergaard, eds, Central Banking at a Crossroads. London: Anthem Press (177–187).
Boy, Nina (2014) Oeffentlichkeit als public credit [The 'public' of public credit], in Langenohl, Andreas; & Dietmar J. Wetzel, eds, Finanzmarktpublika: Moralitaet, Krisen Und Teilhabe In Der Oekonomischen Moderne/ Financial Market Publics: Morality, Crises and Participation In Economic Modernity. Wiesbaden: Springer VS/ Springer Science and Business Media B.V. (301–317).

Conference Paper

Boy, Nina 2010 On the Origin of (Public) Credit, presented at SGIR 7th Pan-European Conference, , 9 September.
Boy, Nina 2010 Two Moments of Finance, presented at CRESC Conference 'Finance in Crisis, Finance in Question', , 13 April.
Boy, Nina 2009 The Credit of the State, presented at 9th Conference of the European Sociological Convention , , 3 September.
Boy, Nina 2009 Calculating Risk and Uncertainty, presented at Kings College Risk Research Symposium, , 5 June.
Boy, Nina 2009 What Security is there in Securitisation?, presented at 'Securitisation, Risk, Governance: Understanding Uncertainty in the Age of Finance' Workshop, , 6 May.