(f. 1983) PhD in Russian Area Studies,University of Oslo (UiO), 2014. MA in European and American Studies (Russia) from the same university, 2009. Bækken has been working as a research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and as guest researcher at the Norwegian University Centre in St.Petersburg and the EU-Russia Centre in Brussels. He has been teaching Russian politics and history at the Institute of Literature, Area-Studies, and European Languages (ILOS) at UiO, and Russian language at Nansen Academy. Currently, Håvard Bækken is doing research on the security implications of resurgent state patriotism in Russia.
Fields of interest
- Russian politics
- informal politics
- state ideology and militarism
- war commemoration