Sondre Ulvund Solstad


I research and teach international relations, formal and quantitative methods, and comparative political economy at Princeton University. I defended my dissertation research – The Political Causes and Consequences of New Technology – in December 2019.

My research centers on technology, innovation, and the role of money and other resources in political competition. I was in 2018 and again in 2019 awarded the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars for outstanding research in the public interest among PhD students at Princeton University (in both cases nominated by the Department of Politics).

Beyond research, I write as columnist at Dagbladet, the second largest newspaper in Norway (1.5M daily readers).

I studied International Relations (B.A.) at New York University, Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Mandarin Chinese at Peking University. In the fall of 2013, I was the inaugural intern of GiveDirectly, a US-based non-profit. Prior to my studies, I served as a conscript in the North Brigade of the Norwegian Army.

In addition to understanding things, I enjoy jazz, pro MOBA, coffee, philosophy, literary criticism, and travel to new places.

I live in London, UK.

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