Kirsti Stuvøy

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Noragric, Department of international environment and development studies

Research Profile

My main research focus at the moment is to study global-local interconnections from the perspective of cities. I do this concretely by focusing on violence and dynamics of violence and (in)security across cities. Currently I work in collaboration with Dr Jutta Bakonyi, Durham University, in an international project comparing city development from the perspective of displaced people across four Somali cities. The project website is
With Dr Bakonyi I have recently organise a number of scientific workshops and conference panels/sections on violence and capitalism in the city (ECPR 2018, EISA2018, among them).
I just received funding from the Norwegian research council to study the post-socialist city from the perspective of migrants and urbanites experiencing deindustrialisation. I will here study four Russian cities comparatively. The project is entitled "Urban Margins, Global Transformations: Everyday Security and Mobility across Four Russian Cities).
In the long run, I look forward to study the forms of violence and (in)security comparatively across these and other contexts.
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Eastern Africa, Russia
German, English, Norwegian Bokmal, Russian

Ongoing special issue publication with Political Geography on Urban Badlands.

Co-authored manuscript with Dr Jutta Bakonyi on urban badlands, violence and place-making (under review).

Have published on security theory and methodology, human security, Russian state-society relations etc.