Arve Hansen has studied linguistics in Belarus and has a PhD in East Slavic area studies from UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø. He has researched urbanism, mass protest and culture of opposition in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, as well as the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict since 2013. Hansen has also worked for the Norwegian MFA in Kyiv and Murmansk, and done field work in Ukraine over a period of several years. He speaks Ukrainian and Russian fluently.
The Revolution of Dignity, culture and politics, the war in Ukraine, urbanism, mass protest.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS ON UKRAINE
- Hansen, Arve. Ukraina – historien, menneskene, krigen. Oslo: Kagge, 2022.
- Hansen, Arve. Urban Protest. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. Berlin: Ibidem Verlag, 2021.
- Hansen, Arve, Y. Steinholt, Andrei Rogatchevski, and David-Emil Wickström. A war of songs: Popular music and recent Russia-Ukraine relations. Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society. Berlin: Ibidem Verlag, 2019.
- Culture and Repression under Lukashenka: Identity, Gender, and the Future of Belarus, 2023–2026 (awaiting funding)