Flåten (b. 1978), MA in contemporary history (2006) from the University of Oslo, Ph.D in South Asia Studies (2013) from the same university.
Employed as senior lecturer and associate professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages from 2013 to 2017. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from November 2016 to February 2017.
Flåten works on a project concerned with how the growth of China influences India's foreign and security policies. The project focuses on how China's growth influences Indian strategic thinking, particularly with regard to neighboring countries such as Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar. Another key aspect is the development of India's strategic relations with the ASEAN countries, Japan and the US.
- Indian foreign policy
- India-China relations
- modern Indian history
- Indian political culture
- nationalism and nation building, particularly with regard to the growth of Hindu nationalism in India
- identity politics
- uses of history