School of Politics and International Relations

Ida Roland Birkvad

 Ida Roland Birkvad


SupervisorsKim Hutchings (SPIR), Rick Saull (SPIR) and Simon Reid-Henry (School of Geography) 

Research topic: Hindu and Western reactionary thought: a mutually constitutive relationship?


  • MSc in Comparative Political Thought, SOAS, University of London
  • BA in Hindi, University of Oslo
  • BSc in Comparative Politics, University of Bergen 

Work experience: Prior to joining SPIR, Ida worked as a research assistant at PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo) for three years. In 2017, Ida co-taught an undergraduate level course on Hindu religion and politics at the University of Oslo.


Miklian, Jason & Ida Roland Birkvad. 2016. “Religion, poverty and conflict in a garbage slum of Ahmedabad”, International Area Studies Review, 19 (1).