Sunniva Engh

Associate Professor - History
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Sunniva Engh is Associate Professor of History, affiliated with the interdisciplinary strategic research area UiO:Nordic.

Engh holds a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford (2006), with the dissertation 'Population Control in the 20th Century: Scandinavian Aid to the Indian Family Planning Programme'. She also holds an MPhil in Economic and Social History (2000), University of Oxford. Engh was a postdoctoral fellow with the project 'Den norske fredstradisjonen' at the Forum for contemporary history, IAKH, University of Oslo from 2006. She was Fulbright Research Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Relations at the City University of New York. From 2012, Engh has been a senior fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). At IFS, she worked at the Centre for Asian Security Studies with the Projects 'Myanmar in Indian security policy' and 'China in Indian strategic thinking'.

Research interests

My research interests include Norwegian and Nordic foreign policy and international engagement, the idea of the 'Nordic Model' in international politics, the international history of aid and development with particular emphasis on population policy and health, India's foreign and security policy, and Myanmar and great power relations in Asia.

Teaching and supervision

  • The Nordic countries' international engagement
  • The 'Nordic Model' concept, and the idea of a Nordic model in international relations
  • The history of Norwegian and Nordic development aid
  • International population and health policy, and Scandinavian engagement in this area
  • Modern South Asian history
  • India-China relations
  • Myanmar's political history, and the democratisation process

Ongoing research projects at IAKH

Recent publications

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