Perhaps the problem isn’t that theories leak from the lab, but efforts to seal the lab in the first place. If political scientists spent more time observing the policy world, me might get both better and more careful theories in the first place.
Rebecca Adler-Nissen's research focuses on international relations theory (especially international political sociology, stigma, status, recognition, norms and the practice turn), diplomacy, digital technologies, social media, sovereignty, European integration and anthropological methods. Rebecca Adler-Nissen is PI of the ERC-project DIPLOFACE and the research group Digital Disinformation, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Moreover, she is member of the steering committee of Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS) and recipient of the 2019 Elite Research Award from the Danish Ministry of Education and Research. Rebecca Adler-Nissen has been a visiting research fellow at the Centre for International Security Studies (University of Sydney), Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (McGill University/Université de Montréal) and the European University Institute in Florence. She is former Head of Section in the Department of European Policy, at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Rebecca has been project manager at the Confederation of Danish Industry and research analyst at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). In 2015, she received the Nils Klim Prize and in 2016 she was awarded the silver medal by The Royal Danish Academy for Sciences and Letters.