Marthe Handå Myhre
Migration, citizenship, Russia, nationalism/nation building
Marthe holds a MA degree in Russia Studies from the University of Oslo. During her studies she spent several semesters abroad at the European University in St.Petersburg, the Russian State University of the Humanities and the Norwegian University Centre in St.Petersburg.
- February 2012 - January 2015 Teacher in Norwegian as a foreign language at Moscow State University
- June 2014 - Oct. 2014 Research Assistant at NIBR (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research)
Citizenship in Russia
My PhD Project focuses on the politics of citizenship and perceptions of ‘citizenship’ in post-Soviet Russia. Who is welcomed into the Russian citizenship regime and who is kept out of the ‘imagined community’?
About the Project
The main object of the research project "Politics and perceptions of citizenship in post-Soviet Russia" is the citizenship policy and discourses in Russia. The ways in which non-citizens may become citizens do not only reflect legal details but tell us something about how membership and national identities of spesific states are imagined. Who is invited in and who is left out, deprived of the rights that citizenship may grant?
This project aims to trace the citizen ideal of the Russian state as reflected in legal texts and other official documents and statements, and will take into account various perceptions and views in the present public debates about inclusion and exclusion in Russia. Media analysis will be complemented with interviews with relevant actors, exploring intersections between 'external' and 'internal' migration, 'ethnicity', 'citizenship', 'compatriots' and 'state'.
- Myhre, Marthe Handå (2017). The State Program for Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots: Ideals of Citizenship, Membership, and Statehood in the Russian Federation. Russian Review. ISSN 0036-0341. 76(4), s 690- 712 . doi: 10.1111/russ.12154
- Myhre, Marthe Handå & Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel (2016). “The state cannot help them all”. Russian media discourse on the inclusion of non-state actors in governance. East European Politics. ISSN 2159-9165. 32(2), s 192- 214 . doi: 10.1080/21599165.2016.1168299 Full text in Research Archive
- Myhre, Marthe Handå (2014). Labour Migration from Central Asia to Russia. State Management of Migration.
- Myhre, Marthe Handå & Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel (2014). The discursive construction of non-state actors’ roles in Russian policy-formation and policy-implementation.