In a globalised world with complex governing problems, experts are understudied but essential players. Examining their role in security helps us understand how issues are designated important, and why only certain kinds of knowledge are perceived as expertise. Such study, writes Gabriella Gricius, also helps us challenge the notion of expertise as neutral truth-telling
States face not just threats to their physical security, but also to their sense of self and biographical continuity. This is what we call securitisation. Understanding the process of securitisation can uncover taken-for-granted colonial and imperial influences that would otherwise remain hidden, writes Gabriella Gricius
PhD Student, Colorado State University / Graduate Fellow, North American and Arctic Security and Defense Network
Gabriella’s research focuses on Arctic security.
In her spare time, she writes for a variety of online publications including Foreign Policy, Responsible Statecraft, and Modern War Institute.
Gabriella received her MA in International Security from the University of Groningen, her BA in International Relations from Boston University, and a Certificate in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
She is fluent in German and English and working towards fluency in Russian and Dutch.