Ellen Ravndal

Dr Ellen Ravndal

Research Fellow


BA International Studies (Oslo), MSc History of IR (LSE), DPhil in IR (Oxford)

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Ellen Ravndal

Previously a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Lund University, Ellen joined the Department of International Relations as a Research Fellow in July 2017.

Ellen’s main research areas include international organisations, the UN Secretary-General, and international relations in the nineteenth century. Her research examines international organisations from a historical perspective and addresses the broader questions of what kind of actors international organisations are and how they gain autonomy. She has analysed the emergence of the first international organisations and their secretariats in the nineteenth century.


Ellen teaches the graduate courses Writing International Relations INTR8065 (Semester 2, 2017) and World Politics INTR8036/8071 (Semester 1, 2018).

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