Elin Selboe

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Harriet Holters hus 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1096 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Political geography; social change and development, collective and popular mobilisation, participation, local politics, social networks and power relations.
  • Senegalese politics and society, political Islam, democratisation and mobilisation.


  • 2011- Postdoctoral research fellow with the project 'Voices of the future: Values and visions of Norwegian youth on climate change'
  • 2009- Researcher with the PLAN project
  • 2008: PhD in Human Geography from the University of Oslo.
  • 2001: Master in Human Geography from the University of Oslo.

About her research

The PLAN project - The Potentials of and Limits to Adaptation in Norway - is an interdisciplinary and social science-based research project investigating adaptation to climate change. Adaptation is considered a social process, and the project explores how individuals, communities and groups can respond to new threats to human security.

For her PhD, Elin Selboe researched local mobilisation and politics in Senegal, and her dissertation is entitled Changing continuities: Multi-Activity in the Network Politics of Colobane, Dakar. She explores the dynamics of social networks and participation in associational life in the context of economic crisis, changes is political Islam, and processes of democratisation.

Tags: Human Geography


  • Selboe, Elin; Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite & O'Brien, Karen (2017). Klima- og samfunnsendringer, I: David Christoffer Jordhus-Lier & Kristian Stokke (red.),  Samfunnsgeografi: En innføring.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202547752.  22.  s 305 - 316
  • Eriksen, Siri & Selboe, Elin (2015). Transforming toward or away from sustainability? How conflicting interests and aspirations influence local adaptation., In Karen O'Brien & Elin Selboe (ed.),  The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  7.  s 118 - 139
  • Hayward, Bronwyn; Selboe, Elin & Plew, Elizabeth (2015). Citizenship for a changing global climate: Learning from New Zealand and Norway. Citizenship, social and economics education.  ISSN 1478-8047.  14(1), s 19- 27 . doi: 10.1177/2047173415577506
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Climate change as an adaptive challenge, In Karen O'Brien & Elin Selboe (ed.),  The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  1.  s 1 - 23
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Social transformation: The real adaptive challenge, In Karen O'Brien & Elin Selboe (ed.),  The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  17.  s 311 - 324
  • Hayward, Bronwyn Mary & Selboe, Elin (2014). Supporting resilient global citizenship in a changing climate: Lessons from Norway, Samoa and New Zealand, In  The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line.  UNICEF Office of Research.  ISBN 978-88-6522-027-6.  Chpter 6.2.  s 79 - 85
  • Eriksen, Siri E H & Selboe, Elin (2012). The social organisation of adaptation to climate variability and global change: The case of a mountain farming community in Norway . Applied Geography.  ISSN 0143-6228.  33(1), s 159- 167 . doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.10.003
  • Selboe, Elin (2010). Youth and social change in Dakar, Senegal : intergenerational differences and power battles in local mosques. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  37(3), s 365- 383 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2010.497934
  • Stokke, Kristian & Selboe, Elin (2009). Symbolic representation as political practice, In Olle Törnquist; Neill Webster & Kristian Stokke (ed.),  Rethinking Popular Representation.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-0-230-62136-7.  Chapter 4.  s 59 - 78

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  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (ed.) (2015). The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  346 s.

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  • Selboe, Elin & Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite (2017). The Dynamics of Collective Youth Engagement.
  • Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite & Selboe, Elin (2016). Dynamics of Youth Engagement.
  • Selboe, Elin & Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite (2016). Youth as change agents: working collectively for transformations.
  • Nordbø, Milda J. & Selboe, Elin (2015). Youth initiatives for transformation: collective engagement and agency.
  • Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite & Selboe, Elin (2015). Dynamics of youth engagement.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Technology is not enough! Approaching climate change as an adaptive challenge..
  • Selboe, Elin; Hayward, Bronwyn & O'Brien, Karen (2015). Dutiful, Disruptive, or Dangerous Dissent? Understanding Youth Activism in Climate Change..
  • Selboe, Elin & O'Brien, Karen (2015). Climate change as an adaptive challenge.
  • Selboe, Elin; Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite; Hayward, Bronwyn Mary & O'Brien, Karen (2014). Norwegian youth mobilizing for transformation: The preconditions of resilient protest.
  • Selboe, Elin (2013). Youth voices and views on the future in a changing climate.
  • Selboe, Elin (2013). Youth voices on challenges and transformations in a changing climate.
  • Eriksen, Siri E H & Selboe, Elin (2012). Local understandings of climate change and the actions they inspire: the case of a mountain farming community in Norway.
  • Selboe, Elin (2011). Voices of the Future: Values and Visions of Norwegian Youth on Climate Change.
  • Selboe, Elin & Eriksen, Siri (2010). Tilpasning til lokalklima, landbruk og fremtidige klimaendringer i Øystre Slidre.
  • Selboe, Elin (2010). Klimatilpasning og landbruk i Øystre Slidre.
  • Selboe, Elin (2010). The politics of local adaptation.
  • Selboe, Elin (2010). The social organisation of local climate adaptation in Norway.
  • Selboe, Elin (2009). Youth and social change in Dakar, Senegal. The example of inter-generational differences and power battles in local mosques.
  • Selboe, Elin (2008). Changing continuities: Multi-activity in the network politics of Colobane, Dakar.
  • Selboe, Elin (2005). Local politics in Dakar: Multi-activity in political networks.

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