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.


The following publications are specific to the PRIO Migration Centre. A more complete list is available at

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.
Strømsø, Mette (2019) Parents' reflections on choice of neighbourhood and their transformative potential for future conceptualisations of the nation, Population, Space and Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2246.
Strømsø, Mette & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Children’s rights, participatory research and the co-construction of national belonging, Human Rights Education Review 1(1): 25–45.
Strømsø, Mette (2018) 'All people living in Norway could become Norwegian': How ordinary people blur the boundaries of nationhood, Ethnicities. DOI: 10.1177%2F1468796818788589.
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.

Popular Article

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

PRIO Report

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

PRIO Policy Brief

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