Mette Strømsø

Doctoral Researcher

Mette Strømsø
Mette Strømsø left PRIO in 2019. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


​​​Mette Strømsø is a doctoral researcher on the project 'Negotiating the Nation: Implications of ethnic and religious diversity for national identity (NATION). Her geographical focus is on Norway and she will be exploring (re)productions of national identity in the everyday life.

Mette holds an MPhil in Development Studies, specialising in Geography from the University of Science and Technology (NTNU). In her master thesis she wrote about lived experience of disability in Uganda.


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​Strømsø, M. (2008). Places of participation: The Lived Experience of Persons with Disabilities in Kampala, Uganda. Master Thesis, Department of Geography, NTNU, Trondheim

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Strømsø, Mette (2019) Investigating everyday acts of contributing as ‘admission tickets’ to belong to the nation in Norway, Nations and nationalism. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12536: 1–21.
Erdal, Marta Bivand & Mette Strømsø (2018) Children’s rights, participatory research and the co-construction of national belonging, Human Rights Education Review 1(1): 25–45.
Erdal, Marta Bivand & Mette Strømsø (2018) Interrogating boundaries of the everyday nation through first impressions: experiences of young people in Norway, Social & Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2018.1559345.

PhD Thesis

Strømsø, Mette (2019) Beneath the Waves of Nationalism: How Ordinary People Living in Norway (Re)Produce the Nation in Everyday Life. PhD thesis, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Oslo.

Popular Article

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Mette Strømsø (2017) Hva er norskhet? [What is Norwegianness?], VG, 17 January.

PRIO Report

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; Katrine Fangen; Thomas Lacroix; Åshild Kolås; Mette Strømsø; & Michael Collyer (2017) Negotiating the Nation: Implications of Ethnic and Religious Diversity for National Identity, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Policy Brief

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Mette Strømsø (2016) Norskhet i flertall [Plural Norwegianness], PRIO Policy Brief, 14. Oslo: PRIO.

Blog Posts

‘It should change’: Young people on skin colour and national belonging in Norway

Posted by Marta Bivand Erdal & Mette Strømsø on Tuesday, 9 June 2020

The fight against racism and discrimination cannot be won without the silent, non-targeted, majorities’ active contribution and participation – recognizing one another as equal human beings, but significantly also going beyond this, to call out and change the structures and practices that prevent real equality. This is true whether we ... Read more »

A Plural Conception of the Nation

Posted by Marta Bivand Erdal & Mette Strømsø on Friday, 18 August 2017

Nationalism and the political salience of national identities are on the rise in contemporary Europe and beyond. This rise is often associated with populist movements. These include populist political parties, several in position across Europe today, whose politics are characterized by isolationism and anti-immigration stances, and right-wing populist groups, characterized ... Read more »