Trym Nohr Fjørtoft

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Mobile phone +1 510-838-6351 +47 46 74 79 36
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30A Floor UE 0373 Oslo
Postal address ARENA Centre for European Studies P. O. Box 1143 Blindern N-0318 Oslo

Academic interests

Fjørtoft is a postdoctoral researcher with the SINGLEMARKETS project. His academic interests include single-market governance, democracy, the legitimacy of unelected bodies, and border control and migration. 


Trym Nohr Fjørtoft holds a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo. He was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence in 2020. Fjørtoft has also been a seminar teacher in Political Philosophy and Introduction to Political Science at the University of Oslo. 


Fjørtoft is part of the project "The Politics of European and American Single-Market Governance" (SINGLEMARKETS), funded by the Norwegian research council. 

See his personal website for more information. 

Tags: Democracy, Expertise, Legitimacy, European Union, USA


  • Fjørtoft, Trym Nohr & Sandven, Hallvard Hodne (2022). Symmetry in the Delegation of Power as a Legitimacy Criterion. Journal of Common Market Studies. ISSN 0021-9886. doi: 10.1111/jcms.13429. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjørtoft, Trym Nohr & Michailidou, Asimina (2021). Beyond expertise: the public construction of legitimacy for EU agencies. Political Research Exchange (PRX). 3(1), p. 1–27. doi: 10.1080/2474736X.2021.2018266. Full text in Research Archive
  • Fjørtoft, Trym Nohr (2020). More power, more control: The legitimizing role of expertise in Frontex after the refugee crisis. Regulation & Governance. ISSN 1748-5983. doi: 10.1111/rego.12373. Full text in Research Archive

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