Sverrir Steinsson

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University. In Fall 2024, I will be Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. 

I have several primary lines of research. First, I am interested in how digital technology is creating new institutional forms, empowering new actors, and establishing new venues of conflict and cooperation. I have published on this in the American Political Science Review. 

Second, I explore how war transforms politics and society, with a particular focus on state formation and empires. One paper in this vein appeared in International Organization.

Third, I am interested in small states in world politics, with a particular focus on asymmetric conflicts. I have published on this in Cooperation and Conflict, Foreign Policy Analysis, European Security, and Scandinavian Journal of History

I have a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Affairs, both from the University of Iceland. 

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