Mathilde Becker Aarseth

PhD Research Fellow
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Academic interests

Iraq, political violence, islamism, civil war, rebel governance


  • I have worked as a journalist covering international news, economy and culture for Dagens Næringsliv, Klassekampen and other media.
  • In 2012 I worked as a human rights observer 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 project is about the governance efforts of the Islamic State in Iraq.


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


  • 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 . doi: 10.1111/mepo.12324

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  • Aarseth, Mathilde Becker (2018, 22. mai). Iraks nye Robin Hood?.  Morgenbladet. Show summary
  • Aarseth, Mathilde Becker (2017, 11. desember). ISIS i Irak, reportasje i P1 Orientering. [Radio].  Danmarks Radio.
  • Aarseth, Mathilde Becker (2017, 09. oktober). Urix spesial: Religion, vold og terror. [TV].  NRK.
  • Aarseth, Mathilde Becker (2015, 31. desember). Streker i sanden.  Klassekampen. Show summary

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Published Jan. 21, 2016 9:42 AM - Last modified Jan. 21, 2020 1:28 PM