Hilde Restad, Ph.D.


Bjorknes University College

Phone: 004748119174

Country: Norway

About Me:

Hilde Restad is Associate Professor of International Studies at a private college in Oslo, Norway. Before attaining her position as Associate Professor, she was Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). She completed her PhD in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia in 2010. Her doctoral thesis was on American exceptionalism as an identity and its effect on historic U.S. foreign policy traditions. She published her book American Exceptonalism: An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World in 2014. She has written for a popular audience on American exceptionalism and U.S. politics for POLITICO Europe, Starting Points Journal, and has written the entry on "American Exceptionalism" for The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. She is a Fulbright and Norway-American Association alumna, as well as an alumna of the United World College of the American West (AHUWC).

Research Interests

Foreign Policy

American Presidency And Executive Politics

Specific Areas of Interest

American Exceptionalism

Countries of Interest

United States