Kjetil Selvik is Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. He holds a PhD in political science from L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and specializes in the comparative politics of Iran and the Arab world.
Selvik works on the struggles over political institutions and authority in Iran and civil war dynamics in Syria and Iraq. He coordinates CMI’s research on statehood and security in the Middle East which explores how people’s access to security and protection are affected by the unfolding political crisis.