Erik Isaksson, MA
Ernst Mach Fellow

Erik Isaksson is an Ernst Mach Fellow at the oiip, conducting a project on narratives of neutrality in Austria and pacifism in Japan. His main research interests are the role of narratives, discourses, identity, status, and knowledge regimes in international politics, with a particular focus on Japan and East Asia. He is also a researcher and PhD candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, working on narratives of “universal values” in contemporary Japanese foreign policy, and an Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He received his MA in Asian Languages and Cultures (focus on Japan) from Stockholm University in 2016 and worked at the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) 2017-2020.