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Bilde av Kristoffersen, Berit
Department of Social Sciences berit.kristoffersen@uit.no +4777646967 +47 95 70 26 00 Tromsø SVHUM D 2018

Berit Kristoffersen


Associate professor

Job description

Berit Kristoffersen is an Associate Professor in Political Science the Department of Social Sciences at UiT and Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). She leads the research project RENEW (connected to Smart Senja) and UiT sustainability comittee. As a political geographer by training, her research contributions have included work on state space, critical geopolitics, climate change and energy politics. Her work has been published in journal such as Geoforum, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, and Arctic Review on Law and Politics.

Her post-doc (finished 2017) focused on resource and tourism practices and PhD (2014) and master (2007) thesis' on the territorial, political and representational geographies of 'opening up' the Norwegian Arctic for oil and gas activities, themes that are still ongoing research subjects. At present her research is also focused on developing theory and methods for interdisciplinary and social sciences approaches to energy transition and supply-side climate policy perspectives.


  • Philippe Le Billon, Päivi Lujala, Devyani Singh, Berit Kristoffersen, Vance Culbert :
    Fossil fuels, climate change, and the COVID-19 crisis: pathways for a just and green postpandemic recovery
    Climate Policy 16. August 2021 DOI
  • Steinberg Philip E., Berit Kristoffersen, Kristen L. Shake :
    Edges and flows: Exploring Legal Materialities and Biophysical Politics of Sea Ice
    Duke University Press 2020
  • Philip E. Steinberg, Berit Kristoffersen, Kristen L. Shake :
    EDGES AND FLOWS: Exploring Legal Materialities and Biophysical Politics of Sea Ice
    Duke University Press 2020
  • Philip E. Steinberg, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Building a Blue Economy in the Arctic Ocean Sustaining the sea or sustaining the state?
    Routledge 2019 DOI
  • Hannes Gerhardt, Berit Kristoffersen, Kirsti Stuvøy :
    Saving the Arctic: Green Peace or oil riot?
    Routledge 2019 SAMMENDRAG / DOI
  • Philippe Le Billon, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and energy transition
    Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 2019 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Post-Petroleum Security in a Changing Arctic: Narratives and Trajectories Towards Viable Futures
    Arctic Review on Law and Politics 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Philip E. Steinberg, Berit Kristoffersen :
    "The ice edge is lost….nature moved it": mapping ice as state practice in the Canadian and Norwegian North
    Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2017 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Oluf Langhelle :
    Sustainable Development as a Global-Arctic Matter: Imaginaries and Controversies
    Palgrave Macmillan 2017 DOI
  • Britt Kramvig, Berit Kristoffersen, Anniken Førde :
    Responsible cohabitation in Arctic Waters. The Promise of a Spectacle touristic whale
    Palgrave Macmillan 2016 DOI
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Gavin Bridge, Steinberg Philip E. :
    Time for oil: competing petrotemporalities in Norway’s Lofoten/Vesterålen/Senja Archipelago
    Routledge 2022 DOI
  • Tomas Moe Skjølsvold, Ida Marie Henriksen, Berit Kristoffersen, Johannes Fjell Hojem, Iva Stoychova :
    Making the smart grid through pilot projects. Insights, lessons and ways forward
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Den mektige olje-alliansen som folk knapt har hørt om
    28. November 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Inger Helene Svartdal :
    Øysamfunnet Senja satser på fornybar energi
    05. May 2020 FULLTEKST
  • Gisle Andersen, Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Polarinstituttet er blitt instruert tidligere
    Dagens næringsliv 14. January 2020
  • Bjarte Hoff, Matteo Chiesa, Yngve Birkelund, Berit Kristoffersen :
    A renewable arctic: Green energy transitions
    2019
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Anniken Førde :
    Lofoten Place Perspectives
    2019
  • Gisle Andersen, Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Kunnskapsbaserte beslutningsverktøy? Syntese av samfunnsvitenskapelig forskning på marine forvaltningsplaner (2005–2019)
    2019 FULLTEKST
  • Gisle Andersen, Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    A Knowledge-Based Tool For Decision-Making? A synthesis of social science research on Norwegian Marine Management Plans (2005-2019). Report nr. 31-2019.
    2019
  • Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Lofoten, ontological security and Post-petroleum futures.
    2018
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and geo-political economies of energy transitions
    2018 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Klimaforskere: – Lofotfisket kan bli trua
    07. August 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Halvparten av utenlandske turister er negative til turistskatt
    24. September 2018 DATA
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Lofot-kommunene får 300.000 kroner til å forske på seg selv
    26. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Bård Lappegård Lahn :
    Challenging status quo through supply-side initiatives in Norway: Way out or far out?
    2018
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Før turistene kommer
    Nordlys 26. March 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Phillip Steinberg :
    Building a Blue Economy in the Arctic Ocean: Sustaining the Sea or, sustaining the State?
    2018
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Paul Wassmann :
    Barentshavet mellom kunnskap og politikk
    Ottar 2018
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    70 prosent i nord er imot oljeboring i Lofoten og Vesterålen
    01. February 2018 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Ni av ti turister vil tilbake til Lofoten
    02. January 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Paul Wassmann, Marit Reigstad, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Alt flyter: Store verdier står på spill
    2017
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Barentshavet 2.0: Fra Shtokman til Goliat?
    Nordlys 27. November 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Striden om Arktis iskant
    08. November 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    - Polarfronten har forsvunnet
    26. January 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    How much research can you do in three days?
    12. October 2017
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    - Oljeinteressene ligger an til å vinne
    09. May 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Iskantdramaet
    01. July 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Bård Lahn, Guri Bang :
    Forskningspanel vil besvare spørsmål som sterkt berører lofotnæringen
    06. August 2017 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Brigt Dale, Gisle Andersen :
    Imagining a post-petroleum society: Scenarios and changing materialities of oil in Norway.
    2017
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Mener Lofoten kan bli mer kresne på turistene
    10. November 2016 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Britt Kramvig :
    Arktisk safari
    26. February 2016 DATA / FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Britt Kramvig :
    En verdifull følgesvenn
    21. March 2016 DATA / FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Phillip Steinberg :
    Freezing Space: Mapping sea ice as geo-political category
    2016
  • Anniken Førde, Britt Kramvig, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Ansvarlig reiseliv som motor i nord?
    Nordlys 16. March 2016 FULLTEKST / DATA
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Anniken Førde, Britt Kramvig, Brigt Dale, Grete K. Hovelsrud , Michael Bravo :
    Post-petroleum Dialogues
    2016
  • Brigt Dale, Berit Kristoffersen :
    Imagining a Postpetroleum Arctic.
    Cultural Anthropology Hot Spots 2016 ARKIV / FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen, Anniken Førde :
    Post-petroleum Dialogues; imaginaries and strategies
    2016
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    The Workable Arctic of Ice and Oil
    2016
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    Har spurt tusen turister om Lofot-opplevelser: Ni av ti synes ikke Lofoten har for mange turistbesøk om sommeren
    23. October 2016 FULLTEKST
  • Berit Kristoffersen :
    126 færre årsverk innenfor oljeleveranse i Tromsø
    19. October 2016 FULLTEKST

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    Publications outside Cristin

    Philippe Le Billon and Berit Kristoffersen (in press). "Just cuts for fossil fuels? Supply-side carbon constraints and energy transition", EPA: Economy and Space

    Brigt Dale & Berit Kristoffersen (2018). “Post-Petroleum Security in a Changing Arctic: Narratives and Trajectories Towards Viable Futures.’ ’Arctic Review on Law and Politics,Vol.9,pp.1-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.23865/arctic.v9.1251

    Hannes Gerhardt, Berit Kristoffersen and Kirsti Stuvøy (2018/), “Saving the Arctic: Green peace or oil riot?”, in Pram Gad U. and J Strandsbjerg (eds) Politics of Sustainability in the ArcticReconfiguring identity, time and space, Routledge, pp. 149-162.

     Phil Steinberg and Berit Kristoffersen (2018) ‘Building a Blue Economy in the Arctic Ocean: Sustaining the Sea, or Sustaining the State?’ in Pram Gad U. and J Strandsbjerg (eds) Politics of Sustainability in the ArcticReconfiguring identity, time and space, forthcoming Routledge, pp. 136-148.

    Phil Steinberg, Berit Kristoffersen and Kristen Shake (in press). “Edges and Flows: Exploring Legal Materialities and Biophysical Politics at the Sea Ice Edge”, in Braverman and Elizabeth R. Johnson (eds) Ocean Legalities: The Law and Life of the Sea, forthcoming Duke University Press.

    Berit Kristoffersen & Paul Wassmann (2018), 'Barentshavet mellom kunnskap og politikk', Ottar No 1 2018, pp. 55-63. 

    Phil Steinberg & Berit Kristoffersen (2017): "The ice edge is lost….nature moved it": mapping ice as state practice in the Canadian and Norwegian North, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(4): 625-641.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12184/full

    Berit Kristoffersen and Oluf Langhelle (2017) “Sustainable Development as a Global-Arctic Matter: Imaginaries and Controversies” in Keil, K. and Knecht (eds) Governing Arctic Change: Global Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-41.

    Britt Kramvig, Berit Kristoffersen & Anniken Førde (in press), “Responsible cohabitation in Arctic Waters: The Promise of a Spectacle Touristic Whale”, in Abram, S. & K. A. Lund (eds.) Green Ice, Palgrave

    Brigt Dale and Berit Kristoffersen (2016) 'A post-petroleum perspective' Cultural Anthropology

    Berit Kristoffersen (2016) "The workable Arctic of Ice and Oil" in Living Earth - Field Notes from the Dark Ecology Project 2014-2016, Sonic Acts, Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam, pp. 217-230.

    Kristoffersen, Berit, Norum, Roger and Britt Kramvig (2016), Arctic whale-watching and Anthropocene Ethics,in Hujbens, Edward and Martin Gren (eds.), Tourism & the Anthropocene. London: Routledge, pp. 94-110.

    Kristoffersen, Berit (2015), 'Opportunistic Adaptation: New discourses on oil, equity and environmental security'. In O'Brien and Selboe (eds), The adaptive challenge of climate change. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming August 2015, pp. 140-159

    Ryggvik, Helge and Berit Kristoffersen (2015). Heating Up and Cooling Down the Petrostate: The Norwegian Experience. In Princen, T., Manno, J. P. and Martin, P. (eds), Ending the Fossil Fuel Era.  MIT press, pp.249-276.

    Kristoffersen, B. 2014. Drilling oil Drilling oil into Arctic minds? State security, industry consensus and local contestation. PhD-thesis in political science, University of Tromsø.

    Kristoffersen, B. and Brigt Dale, 2014, ‘Post-Petroleum Security in Lofoten: Why identity matters’, Arctic review on law and politics, Vol 5, No 2, 201-226.

    Kristoffersen, B. 2014. ‘Securing’ geography: Framings, logics and strategies in the Norwegian High North. In Powell, R. and K. Dodds (eds), Polar Geopolitics? Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham and Northampton, MA, pp 131-148.

    Jensen, L.C. and B. Kristoffersen. 2013. Nord-Norge som ressursprovins: Storpolitikk, risiko og virkelighetskamp, In Jentoft S., Røvik K.A. and J. I. Nergård (eds), Hvor går Nord-Norge? Politiske tidslinjer, Orkana Forlag, Stamsund, pp. 67-80.

    Stuvøy, K. and B. Kristoffersen, B.  “En feit og fin og norsk en? Lofottorsken i internasjonal politikk", Tidsskriftet Internasjonal Politikk, Vol 71, No 1, 2013, pp. 109-119.

    Kristoffersen, Berit and Leif Christian Jensen, 'Nordområdepolitikken: A license to drill?' Tvergastein, Vol 1, No 2, 2012, pp. 74-80.

    Midtgard, M. R., Kristoffersen, B. & S. Myhr. 2012. ‘Kompetanse & kapasitet i petroleumsnæringen Ytre Helgeland, Bodø, Harstad, Tromsø og Hammerfest’, Norut-Notat 1/2012 (27 pages).

    Underthun, A. and B. Kristoffersen, 'Petroleum-related regional development in Norway: The possibilities and paradoxes of internationalization'. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, Vol 65, No 4, 2011, pp. 189-190.

    Buck, M. and B. Kristoffersen, 'Boring etter olje og gass i nord: Lokal strid langs nasjonale skillelinjer?'. Ottar, No 2, 2011, pp. 48-54. In Norwegian. Online: http://site.uit.no/smartstien/files/2012/10/OljediskusjonLofotenMobil.pdf

    Kristoffersen, B. and S. Young, 'Geographies of security and statehood in Norway's "Battle of the North"'. Geoforum, Vol 41, No 4, 2010, pp. 577-584.

    O'Brien, K., A. St. Clair and B. Kristoffersen, 'The framing of climate change: why it matters'. In O'Brien, St. Clair and Kristoffersen (eds), Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security. Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 3-22.

    O'Brien, K., A. St. Clair and B. Kristoffersen, 'Towards a new science on climate change'. In O'Brien, St. Clair and Kristoffersen (eds), Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security. Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 215-227.

    O'Brien, Karen; St.Clair, Asuncion; Kristoffersen, Berit. Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security. Cambridge University Press 2010 (ISBN 978-0521-19766-3) 231 pages.

    Kristoffersen, Berit. Spaces of Competitive Power. Master thesis in Human Geography, University of Oslo,2007. Online: http://www.duo.uio.no/sok/work.html?WORKID=53989 

     


    Research interests

    Berit Kristoffersen is an Associate Professor in Political Science the Department of Social Sciences at UiT and Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). She leads the research project RENEW (connected to Smart Senja) and UiT sustainability comittee. As a political geographer by training, her research contributions have included work on state space, critical geopolitics, climate change and energy politics. Her work has been published in journal such as Geoforum, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, and Arctic Review on Law and Politics.

    Her post-doc (finished 2017) focused on resource and tourism practices and PhD (2014) and master (2007) thesis' on the territorial, political and representational geographies of 'opening up' the Norwegian Arctic for oil and gas activities, themes that are still ongoing research subjects. At present her research is also focused on developing theory and methods for interdisciplinary and social sciences approaches to energy transition and supply-side climate policy perspectives.




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