Therese Sefton

Research Assistant

Therese Sefton
Email: thesef@prio.org
Mobile phone: +47 98 22 85 54
Twitter: @ThereseSefton
Website: www.linkedin.com

Research Interests

Sweden and Norway, Nordic cooperation, and Nordic societies. Values and norms. Political administration in the Nordic region. Diplomacy and negotiation.  

Background

​Therese Sefton is an M.Phil graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Oslo. Her educational background is interdisciplinary and includes History, international relations, global studies, and political science. With a strong interest in public policy, regional cooperation, and relations, her research focus is currently on Sweden and Norway and Nordic Cooperation during- and in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis. She is specifically interested in the historical and contemporary relationship between Sweden and Norway, and Nordic cooperation in general. 

Publications

Media engagements

Interview forskning.no "Kommer vi [Norge] til å bli like gode venner med Sverige igjen? 29 November 2020. 

Interview NRK P1+ Frokostradio "Er vi mer ulike svenskene enn vi tror" December 1, 2020. 

Interview Sciencenorway.no "The border between Norway and Sweden is closed for the first time since 1954. Will the pandemic ruin their special friendship?" December 3, 2020. 

Recent Publications

Sefton, Therese; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2020) Hva skjer med Svenskegrensen? [Coronavirus measures are dividing Scandinavia. What is going on with the Swedish Border?], forskning.no, 1 December.
Sefton, Therese (2020) Tensions in Nordic Cooperation, PRIO Blog, 11 November.
Sefton, Therese; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2020) Korona som dobbeltkrise for det nordiske samarbeidet: en politisk sosiologisk tilnærming [Corona as a Double Crisis for Nordic Collaboration], sosiologen.no, 1 November.

All Publications

Popular Article

Sefton, Therese; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2020) Hva skjer med Svenskegrensen? [Coronavirus measures are dividing Scandinavia. What is going on with the Swedish Border?], forskning.no, 1 December.
Sefton, Therese (2020) Tensions in Nordic Cooperation, PRIO Blog, 11 November.
Sefton, Therese; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2020) Korona som dobbeltkrise for det nordiske samarbeidet: en politisk sosiologisk tilnærming [Corona as a Double Crisis for Nordic Collaboration], sosiologen.no, 1 November.
Sefton, Therese (2020) Norway and Sweden: Battling Coronavirus in Two Different Worlds., PRIO Blog, 30 March.

Book Review

Sefton, Therese (2019) Review of Ahmet T. Kuru, ed., Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison, in Journal of Peace Research .