Linus Hagström


Political Science


Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership

Political Science Division

Political Science with a focus on Security Politics and Strategy

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About Linus

Engelsk beskrivning
Linus Hagström is Professor of Political Science and Director of Studies for the PhD Programme in Political Science. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, where he is a core member of the Asia Programme and the research group on narrative power. He leads the project: "Power shift in East Asia: Soft power analyses". Additionally, he is an editorial board member of Pacific Affairs, Journal of Peace and War Studies, and Journal of Northeast Asian History. Hagström's research revolves around identity, power and international security, including the role of discourse, narrative and discipline. He is also interested in methods for constructing research puzzles and the question how to motivate research contributions. Empirically, he is mostly focused on East Asian international politics, with a special emphasis on Japan. Hagström has recently published articles in The International Spectator, Life Writing, Review of International Studies, Cambridge Review of International affairs, International Studies Review, Journal of Japanese Studies, Survival, European Political Science, Washington Quarterly, and European Journal of International Relations, and edited special issues for Asian Perspective, The Pacific Review and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Hagström also recently edited the Swedish textbook Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen (with Niklas Bremberg and Arita Holmberg). He currently teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervises three PhD students.