Trym A. Eiterjord outdoors at night

Trym Aleksander Eiterjord

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (Jul 2020-Sep 2025)

Trym studied social anthropology and Chinese studies at the University of Oslo, and completed his MA in 2019. His thesis involved a study of the role of research vessels in China’s foreign policy in the Arctic and the Antarctic. Trym’s PhD project deals with the political geography of the earth sciences in the Arctic region and how twenty-first century global politics is shaping how the geophysical sciences are done, with a particular focus on China. His research interests also include actor-network theory, the geography of science, Arctic and Polar Studies, and the role of science and technology in international relations more broadly. At the MPIWG, Trym is a Predoctoral Fellow and a member of the Lise Meitner Research Group China in the Global System of Science. He is also a Research Assistant at The Arctic Institute, an Arctic policy and research organization based in Washington, DC.


Scientists, Politics, and Climate Change in China


The Geopolitics of Chinese Arctic Research


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Selected Publications

Eiterjord, Trym (2024). “Securitise the Volume: Epistemic Territorialisation and the Geopolitics of China’s Arctic Research.” Territory, Politics, Governance 12 (1): 93–111.

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Bennett, Mia M. and Trym Eiterjord (2023). “Remote Control? Chinese Satellite Infrastructure in and above the Arctic Global Commons.” The Geographical Journal 189 (3): 398–411.

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Eiterjord, Trym (2023). “Checking Back in on China’s Nuclear Icebreaker.” The Diplomat, February 13, 2023.

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Eiterjord, Trym (2022). “Amid Ukraine War, Russia’s Northern Sea Route Turns East .” The Diplomat, December 13, 2022.

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Past Events

Research Workshop

Seeing Red: Theorizing the Intersection between Scientific Infrastructure and Geopolitics


Nachrichten & Presse

Trym Aleksander Eiterjord spricht in Expresso-Artikel über China, Russland und akademische Forschung


Forschungsworkshop "Science, Foreign Policy, and the PRC" (Deadline 20. Juli 2021)