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Stina Torjesen

Associate Professor

 
Office:
9I158 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Stina Torjesen holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil and DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She served previously as a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and worked for the United Nations in Kazakhstan. She has also worked as a project manager in the sustainability consultancy SIGLA.

Stina Torjesen has co-edited books published by, among others, Routledge and Springer. The article ‘Towards a theory of ex-combatant reintegration’ in the journal Stability: International journal of security and development has been downloaded over 500 times. Other articles have featured in journals such as Conflict, Security and Development (Taylor & Francis) and Central Asia Survey (Taylor & Francis). Stina Torjesen also has an entry on the usefulness of mobile phones in post-conflict reconstruction phases at the Stanford Social Innovations Reveiw Blog and she is the author of numerous policy reports. 

Stina Torjesen served as Senior Editor at the International Journal of Emerging Markets (Emerald) from 2014 to 2017, and she has previously served as a board member at Polyteknisk Forening (group on international politics and economics) and with the Oslo Labour Party Internasjonalt Forum. For the period 2017-2019 she has been appointed  member of the Labour Party's Internasjonalt Utvalg at the national level.   

In 2017, in conjunction with the run up to the national elections, Stina Torjesen issued a book with Kim N. Gabrielli entitled ‘Social democratic foreign policy in the era of Trump'. As part of the book launch Torjesen and Gabrielli participated in debates with, among others, former foreign minister Espen Barth Eide and former deputy executive director at UNICEF Hilde Frafjord Johnson.

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Courses and teaching

Teaching includes:

  • Sustainable Industries (Executive education)
  • Culture and Ethics (in Master of Science, International Management)

Academic interests

Stina Torjesen conducts research on the themes: economic and political developments in post-conflict societies (Tajikistan and Afghanistan as main cases); the regional affairs of Central and South Asia; and the turn towards sustainability and circular economy principles in the industries of southern Norway.  

Projects

  • Leader of UIA research group Emerging Markets
  • Contributor to EU H2020 project COMRADES (Collective Platform for Community Resilience and Social Innovation during Crises)

Scientific publications

  • Basit, Saira; Torjesen, Stina; MacFarlane, Neil (2018). China in Pakistan and the wider region: A cautiousbut effective leader?. Contemporary South Asia. ISSN: 0958-4935. 27 (1). s 1 - 26. doi:10.1080/09584935.2018.1557109.
  • Torjesen, Stina; Landmark, Karen (2016). Commitment to sustainability in Agder. Applied social science research in a regional knowledge system. ISBN: 978-1-4724-8782-7. Routledge. 16. s 267 - 273.
  • Landmark, Karen; Rodvelt, Marianne; Torjesen, Stina (2015). Agder as Mutual Competence Builders: Developing Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage. Higher Education in a Sustainable Society. ISBN: 978-3-319-15918-8. Springer. 12. s 197 - 205.
  • Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann; Torjesen, Stina; Ennals, Richard (2015). The Challenge of Mutual Competence Building. Higher Education in a Sustainable Society. ISBN: 978-3-319-15918-8. Springer. 16. s 259 - 270.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2013). Towards a theory of ex-combatant reintegration. Stability: International Journal of Security & Development. ISSN: 2165-2627. 2 (3).
  • Torjesen, Stina (2012). Transitions from war to peace: stratification, inequality and post-war economic reconstruction. Political economy of statebuilding : power after peace. ISBN: 978-0-415604789. Routledge. Kapittelnummer 4.
  • Øverland, Indra; Torjesen, Stina; Kjærnet, Heidi (2010). China ans Russia: partners or firewalls for the Caspian petro-states?. Caspian Energy Politics. ISBN: 978-0415-54916-5. Routledge. Part II Introduction. s 93 - 100.
  • Øverland, Indra; Torjesen, Stina (2010). Just good friends: Kazakhstan's and Turkmenistan's energy relation with Russia. Caspian Energy Politics. ISBN: 978-0415-54916-5. Routledge. 7. s 136 - 149.
  • Flikke, Geir; Torjesen, Stina (2009). EU og NATO: Utvidelse og naboskapspolitikk som sikkerhetspolitiske instrument. Nye utfordringer for europeisk sikkerhetspolitikk. Aktører, instrumenter og operasjoner. ISBN: 9788215013848. Universitetsforlaget. kapittel 8.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2009). New avenues for research in the study of DDR. Conflict, Security and Development. ISSN: 1467-8802. 9 (4). s 411 - 423.
  • Torjesen, Stina; Macfarlane, Stephen Neil (2009). R before D: the case of post conflict reintegration in Tajikistan. Reintegrating Armed Groups After Conflict. ISBN: 978-0415476652. Routledge. Kapittelnummer 2. s 47 - 66.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2009). Russia as a military great power: the uses of CSTO and SCO in Central Asia. The Multilateral Dimension in Russian Foreign Policy. ISBN: 978-0-415-47199-2. Routledge. Kapittelnummer 12.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2009). Russia, the CIS and the EEC: Finally getting it right?. The Multilateral Dimension in Russian Foreign Policy. ISBN: 978-0-415-47199-2. Routledge. kapittelnummer 10. s 153 - 162.
  • Kjærnet, Heidi; Torjesen, Stina; Satpaev, Dosym (2008). 'Big Business and High-level Politics in Kazakhstan: An Everlasting Symbiosis?. China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly. ISSN: 1653-4212. 6 (1). s 95 - 107.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2008). Big Business and High-level Politics in Kazakhstan: An Everlasting Symbiosis?. China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly. ISSN: 1653-4212. 7 (2). s 95 - 107.
  • Muggah, Robert; Berdal, Mats; Torjesen, Stina (2008). Conclusion. Security and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. ISBN: 9780415460545. Routledge. Konklusjon.
  • Macfarlane, Stephen Neil; Torjesen, Stina (2005). Awash with weapons? The case of small arms in Kyrgyzstan. Central Asian Survey. ISSN: 0263-4937. 24 (1).
  • Torjesen, Stina; Macfarlane, Stephen Neal (2005). R before D: the case of post-conflict reintegration in Tajikistan. Conflict, Security and Development. ISSN: 1467-8802. 7 (2).
  • Bieler, Andreas; Torjesen, Stina (2001). Strenght through unity? A comparative analysis of splits in the Austrian, Swedish and Norwegian trade unions over EU membership. Social forces in the new Europe: the restructuring of European social relations in the global political economy. ISBN: 9780333913215. Palgrave Macmillan. Kapittelnummer 6.
  • Gabrielli, Kim Noguera; Torjesen, Stina (2017). Sosialdemokratisk utenrikspolitikk i Trumps verden. ISBN: 9788269047011. Form Forlag AS. s 151.
  • Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann; Torjesen, Stina; Ennals, Richard (2015). Higher Education in a Sustainable Society. ISBN: 978-3-319-15918-8. Springer. s 288.
  • Rowe, Elana Tovah Wilson; Torjesen, Stina (2009). The Multilateral Dimension in Russian Foreign Policy. ISBN: 978-0-415-47199-2. Routledge. s 225.
  • Anker, Morten; Baev, Pavel; Brunstad, Bjørn; Øverland, Indra; Torjesen, Stina (2010). The Caspian Sea Region towards 2025. ISBN: 978-90-5972-361-0. Eburon Academic Publishers. s 153.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2015). Europe – Eurasia: tougher cooperation climate in higher education?.
  • Torjesen, Stina (2015). Global Insecurity.

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