Mathilde Becker Aarseth

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Phone +47-22855658
Mobile phone +4793691559
Room 441
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

Syria, Iraq


  • I have worked for several years as a journalist covering international news, economy and culture for Dagens N√¶ringsliv and Klassekampen, among other newspapers.
  • In 2012 I was a human rights observer / accompanier for EAPPI in the occupied Palestinian areas.
  • MSc Middle East Poltics from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London 2011.
  • BA in Middle East studies, with Arabic and political science, University of Oslo 2010.
  • BA in Journalism from the University of Nordland.


My PhD is about the state-building project of the group The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.


Tags: Islamism, CIMS, Arabic, Syria, Middle East, Iraq


  • Aarseth, Mathilde Becker (2018). Resistance in the Caliphate's Classrooms: Mosul Civilians vs IS. Middle East Policy.  ISSN 1061-1924.  25(1), s 46- 63

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