Nicola Nymalm is a research fellow at UI's East Asia and Global Politics & Security programs. In her current project she focuses on comparing U.S. responses to the economic rise of China to those to the earlier rise of Japan. Her research interests include US-Chinese and US-Japanese relations, encounters between established and emerging powers, international relations theories, cultural political economy, philosophy of science, and qualitative/ interpretive methodologies and methods, such as discourse theory and analysis.
Nicola Nymalm received her Ph.D in Political Science/International Relations from Kiel University in Germany in July 2015. She was also a member of the doctoral program at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Her dissertation project was funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR) in Helsinki. Nicola holds an M.A. in Contemporary history, Chinese studies and European law from the Humboldt University and Free University in Berlin, and a Master of Peace and Security Studies (M.P.S.) from the University of Hamburg.
Her work has been published in International Political Sociology and Asian Perspective. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies.
Areas of expertise: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Rising Powers, US-China relations