Iver Brynild Neumann

Adjunct Professor - Department of Archaeology
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Phone +47 22854842
Visiting address St. Olavs gate 29 0166 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6762 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Research interests:

Contemporary, historical and prehistorical political systems, social theory, international relations, political anthropology, Russia. Working on a genealogy of states systems.

  • 2009 Dr. philos. in Social Anthropology, Oslo University, dissertation published as At Home with the Diplomats. Inside A European Foreign Ministry, Cornell University Press, 2012. Spin-offs published as Diplomatic Sites, New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • 1992 D. Phil. in Politics, Oxford University, dissertation published as Russia and the Idea of Europe, Routledge 1996, second  updated ed., 2017. Spinn-offs published as Uses of the Other. The 'East' in European Identity Formation Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1999 (Russian ed. 2004, Serbian ed. 2011).


  • 2018→ Professor II ved Kulturhistorisk Museum, Universitetet i Oslo
  • 2019 Director, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • 2012-2017 Montague Burton Professor in International Relations, London School of Economics
  • 1988-2012 Various appointments, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
  • 2005-2007 Professor in Russian Studies, Oslo University
  • 1999-2005 Planner, then author of the Centennial History of the ministry of Foriefgn Affairs (with Halvard Leira)


  • 2020 The Fridtjof Nansen Award for Research Excellence (The 14th-ranked Norwegian order, awarded to one scholar annually)
  • 2017 James N. Rosenau Lifetime Award for Globalization Studies from the International Studies Assoication
  • 2012 Best book in International Political Sociology 2009-2011 from the International Studies Association for (with Ole Jacob Sending), Governing the Global Polity, University of Michigan Press, 2010.


  • Since 2016: Member and (from 2018) Group Leader, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Since 2014: Member, Academica Europaea
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