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Marthe Handå Myhre

Marthe Handå Myhre


Marthe Handå Myhre is a social scientist who specializes in Russia and Ukraine. Marthe has researched Russian migration and citizenship policies and the relationship between state and society in Russia. In 2018 – 2021 she worked on the ARDU project, which looked at the interplay between ethnicity, language and regional/local identity in the context of political reform in Ukraine. In particular, Marthe studied language policy and legislative changes that affected the language of instruction in Ukrainian schools. From 2020 to 2023 she was a postdoctoral fellow on the PRORUSS project, which studied the potential for Russian soft power in Europe. Marthe has been and continues to be involved in several projects on the integration of Ukrainian refugees in Norway and other Nordic countries. Her research interests include nation building, nationalism, migration and citizenship. She is one of the coordinators UKRAINETT – the Norwegian network for research on Ukraine (, and is a member of the editorial board of the Scandinavian-language journal Nordisk Østforum (

Fields of study

Subject areas

Migration   Nation-Building   Citizenship   Language policy


Russia   Ukraine

Scientific publications

Myhre, Marthe Handå; Muradyan, Olena; Nehaenko, Oksana (2023). ОСВІТНЯ РЕФОРМА ТА МОВНА ПОЛІТИКА В УКРАЇНІ: ВПРОВАДЖЕННЯ В ПРИКОРДОННІ РЕГІОНИ. The Ideology and Politics Journal.

Myhre, Marthe Handå; Aasland, Aadne; Holm-Hansen, Jørn (2022). ‘Crimea will forever be Russian’: dissenting Norwegian media discourses on Russia’s annexation of Crimea. 24 p. European Politics and Society .

Myhre, Marthe Handå; Muradyan, Olena; Nehaenko, Oksana (2021). Educational Reform and Language Policy in Ukraine: Implementation in the Border Regions. Aasland, Aadne; Kropp, Sabine (Ed.). The Accommodation of Regional and Ethno-cultural Diversity in Ukraine. kapittel 7. p. 179-209. Palgrave Macmillan.

Myhre, Marthe Handå (2018). Forced migrant “compatriots” from Ukraine: Accessing legal residency and citizenship in the Russian Federation. Nationalities Papers . Vol. 46.

Myhre, Marthe Handå (2017). The State Program for Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots: Ideals of Citizenship, Membership, and Statehood in the Russian Federation. Russian Review . Vol. 76.

Myhre, Marthe Handå; Berg-Nordlie, Mikkel (2016). “The state cannot help them all”. Russian media discourse on the inclusion of non-state actors in governance. East European Politics . Vol. 32.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete