Marthe Handå Myhre

Doctoral Research Fellow - Russland, Sentral-Europa og Balkan
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Phone +47-22854160
Room NT 1124
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Niels Treschows hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1003 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student)

Academic interests

Migration, citizenship, Russia, post-Soviet states, nationalism/nation building


Marthe holds a PhD in Russia/Slavic Studies from the University of Oslo. During her Bachelor and MA 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.

Positions held

  • 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)

PhD Project

Citizenship in Russia

My PhD Project focus 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'.

Tags: Migration, Russia, Nationalism, Nation-building, citizenship


  • 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

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  • Myhre, Marthe Handå (2018). Compatriots into Citizens. Policies and Perceptions of Citizenship Acquisition in Post-Soviet Russia. Show summary
  • 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.

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Published Jan. 6, 2015 2:36 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2018 2:02 PM