Øyvind Bugge Solheim

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Øyvind Bugge Solheim is a post-doc at C-REX - Center for Research on Extremism. He studies right-wing extremism on social media as part of the FREXO-project. Central questions concern the social networks of Scandinavian right-wing extremists, their ideology and their ability to mobilize followers and supporters. In his PhD he studied how terrorist attacks affect attitudes towards immigration and immigrants. He has also worked for the secretary to valglovutvalget, the Norwegian Election Act Commission, which presented it’s report (NOU:2020: 6 Frie og hemmelige valg — Ny valglov) on May 27, 2020.

Research interests

  • Right-wing extremism
  • Social media
  • Terrorism
  • How terrorism affects attitudes
  • Attitudes towards immigration and immigrants
  • Norwegian politics
  • Electoral systems


2020- Post-doc at C-Rex and the FREXO-procject

2018-2020 Adviser to the secretariat for the Norwegian Election Act Commission (valglovutvalget)

2015-2018 PhD candidate at the Institute for Social Research (ISF) and the project Disruption, Social Capital and Resilience



Tags: Right-wing extremism, Social media, Terrorism, Attitudes, Electoral systems
Published May 25, 2020 1:21 PM - Last modified Aug. 4, 2021 12:52 PM