Ingvild joined the school in 2015. Her overall research agenda covers the area of peace and security, with a theoretical focus combining practice theories and constructivist International Relations. Specifically, she has three research interests. First, the potential influence of individuals from diverse backgrounds on processes of policy evolution at the United Nations, particularly in relation to UN peacekeeping, thematic mandates at the Security Council, and humanitarian affairs. Second, how changing state, in particular post-9/11 US, practices towards the use-of-force contribute to altering the UN Charter’s use-of-force regime. Third, the roles and functions of narratives in conflicts and how these relate to questions of agency. Currently, she also works on the impact that lethal autonomous weapons systems may have on international norms (together with Hendrik Huelss, University of Kent).
Ingvild is the author of Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations (Routledge, 2015) and the co-author of Governing the Use-of-Force: The Post-9/11 US Challenge on International Law (Palgrave, 2014, with Aiden Warren). She has published in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, Global Governance, International Studies Perspectives, and Contemporary Security Policy.
Ingvild is Associate Editor of Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations and an elected member of the Board of Directors, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) (2017-2020).
Previously, Ingvild has been a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Research Fellow (postdoc) with joined affiliation at United Nations University and the University of Tokyo (2013-2015). She has also lectured at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany (2008-2012), where she was a research fellow and completed her PhD in 2013. Ingvild has practical experience through working at Friends of Europe in Brussels and interning with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva.
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- practice theories
- constructivist International Relations theory
- individual agency
- international norms
- United Nations peacekeeping
- lethal autonomous weapons systems
- thematic mandates at the Security Council
- US use-of-force policy
- Conflict narratives
Ingvild is interested in supervising PhD students on topics related to her research interests. She is particularly interested in projects that use innovative IR theory, such as practice theories, with a focus on peace and security issues.back to top