Kristin Anabel Eggeling

Kristin Anabel Eggeling


Kristin is a postdoc in the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are in international practices, diplomacy, digitalisation, and ethnographic methods in IR. She currently works on an ERC-funded project led by Prof Rebecca Adler-Nissen on digitalisation and everyday diplomacy in Europe ( As part of this project, Kristin is also affiliated with the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS). 

At the Department of Political Science, Kristin teaches across a wide range of courses on IR theory, concepts and methods. In 2020, she was nominated for the Department's Teacher of the Year Award for her MA elective on 'Political Ethnography'. Since spring 2021, Kristin is also a member of the Department's Research Ethics Committee. 

Before coming to Copenhagen, Kristin gained a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht, a MLitt and a PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and has worked in the private and policy sector in Doha and Brussels. Kristin remains affiliated with the University of St Andrews as a Research Associate in the School of International Relations. For her PhD research on nation-branding, she has been a visiting researcher at Nazarbayev University in Astana and Qatar University in Doha. This thesis has evolved into a book manuscript and is published in Routledge's Interventions Series under the title ‘Nation-branding in Practice: The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar’ (2020). 

In addition to Kristin's first book, her work has been published in the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Cambridge Review of International AffairsGlobal Studies Quarterly, and is forthcoming in Millennium and Big Data & Society

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