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

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 Apr. 23, 2019 4:21 PM