Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Ph.D. Candidate


Research Fellow

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Address: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

City: Oslo/Tokyo

Country: Norway

About Me:

Wrenn YENNIE LINDGREN is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), an Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and a doctoral candidate in International Relations at Stockholm University. She was also a 2018 Japan Foundation fellow at Meiji University and visiting researcher at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Yennie Lindgren’s research focuses on the politics and foreign policy of Japan, international relations in East Asia, East Asian states’ interests in the Arctic, and traditional and non-traditional security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Polar Geography, Asian Politics & Policy, The Hague Journal of DiplomacyJapanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Eurasian Studies and Asian Perspective. She also co-edited the volume China and Nordic Diplomacy (Routledge, 2018) and contributed a chapter on Japan to Kinship in International Relations (Routledge, 2018).

Research Interests

Asian Politics

Foreign Policy

Foreign Aid

Research Methods & Research Design

Political Communication

Networks And Politics

Japanese Foreign Policy

Diplomatic Practice

East Asian Security

Asia-Pacific International Relations

Critical Security Studies

Arctic Security

International Security

International Organizations

China-Japan Relations


Gender and Politics

Interview Research Methods

Countries of Interest





United States