Emil Edenborg

Emil Edenborg

Research Fellow

Emil Edenborg is a Research Fellow in the Global Politics and Security Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

His research concerns political homophobia and transnational sexuality politics. He examines the notion of “traditional values” as a global political idea, with specific focus on international dimensions of Russian anti-LGBTQ politics.

For more information on the project, please visit The geopolitics of “traditional values”.

Emil finished his Ph.D. in political science at Lund University in 2016. During his doctoral studies he was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and Moscow State University. He has given courses in political science, gender studies and international migration and ethnic relations (IMER) at Malmö University and Stockholm University.

Among Emil’s publications are the book Politics of Visibility and Belonging: From Russia’s ”Homosexual Propaganda” Laws to the Ukraine War (Routledge 2017), and peer-reviewed articles in Political Geography, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Geopolitics, Postcolonial Studies, Sexuality & Culture, East European Politics and International Journal of Cultural Studies

Areas of expertise

LGBTQ issues, nationalism, populism, Russia


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