Since 2012 Minda Holm has worked for NUPI researching global governance, Russia, international security policy and Norwegian foreign policy. She has also been a co-editor of the peer-reviewed Scandinavian journal “Internasjonal Politikk” since January 2017, and is a monthly columnist on international affairs for the Norwegian daily Dagsavisen.
Holm has been a member of the board of Human Rights House Foundation since 2018. She is also a member of the board of the Fulbright Alumni Association, and has previously led student groups at Amnesty International, focusing on Russia and the Middle East. She has worked and/or studied in Russia, Wales, England, US, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Denmark and Egypt.
As of December 2017, Holm is a Ph.D. fellow in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, in an international research project on “The World of the Right”, with a focus on the historical and contemporary ideological bonds between new right movements internationally. In addition to NUPI, she is associated with the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) and its research group on International Security.
Holm holds two BAs in Political Science and Post-Soviet Area studies from the University of Oslo and the American University in Cairo, and two MScs in International Relations from London School of Economics and the George Washington University, where she was a Fulbright scholar specialising in International Security Studies.