Emil Edenborg

Emil Edenborg

Associate Research Fellow

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

His research concerns sexuality, gender and nationalism in an international perspective. 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. He has worked at Malmö University, Södertörn University, Stockholm University and the Swedish Defense University. He has also been a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and Moscow State 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, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Geopolitics, Postcolonial Studies and East European Politics.

Areas of expertise

LGBTQ issues, nationalism, populism, Russia


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