Øyvind Bugge Solheim


C-REX - Center for Research on Extremism

Øyvind Bugge Solheim is a post-doc at C-REX - Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo. 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.


  • Right-wing extremism
  • Social media
  • Consequences of terrorist attacks
  • Immigration attitudes


  • PhD in Political Science, 2019

    University of Oslo

  • MA in Political Science, 2013

    University of Oslo

  • BA in History, 2011

    University of Oslo

  • BA in International Studies, 2009

    University of Oslo