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Trym Eiterjord

NAADSN Research Fellow

Trym is a PhD Student in Geography and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His research focuses on Arctic foreign policymaking in Asia, the relationship between science and technology and polar geopolitics, as well as the production of Arctic expertise. He is a Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and a Research Associate at the Arctic Institute, a D.C.-based think-tank on Arctic security issues. He has experience from working in the Norwegian foreign service and holds a Double BA in Anthropology and China Studies and an MA in Chinese politics from the University of Oslo. 

2023, “Securitize the Volume: Epistemic Territorialization and the Geopolitics of China’s Arctic Research.” Territory, Politics, Governance, forthcoming. 

2023, “Checking Back in on China’s Nuclear Icebreaker.” The Diplomat, February 13.

2022, “Amid Ukraine War, Russia’s Northern Sea Route Turns East.” The Diplomat, December 13.

2022, With Mia Bennett. “Remote control? Chinese satellite infrastructure in and above the Arctic global commons.” The Geographical Journal, early view. 

2022, “What Does Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Mean for China in the Arctic.” The Diplomat, March 25. 

2021, “How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics.” The Diplomat, October 18.