Heini í Skorini
  • Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4th floor, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

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Research areas: International Relations, human rights, religion, society and politics, freedom of expression, human reasoning in relation to science, media studies


Skorini, Heini (2023): Kampen om ytringsfriheden: Religion, politik og global værdikamp. Gads Forlag. København. Link: https://gad.dk/kampen-om-ytringsfriheden

Skorini, Heini (2023): FN's nye kampdag mod islamofobi er endnu et angreb mod ytringsfriheden. Jyllandsposten. Kronik. Link: https://jyllands-posten.dk/debat/kronik/ECE15708911/fns-nye-kampdag-mod-islamofobi-er-endnu-et-angreb-mod-ytringsfriheden/

Hayfield, Erika, Albinus, Herit og í Skorini, Heini (2023): Kyn, javnstøða og javnrættindi: Hvat halda føroyingar? Frágreiðing. Fróðskaparsetur Føroya. Leinkja: https://lms.cdn.fo/media/18208/javnst%C3%B8%C3%B0a-r%C3%A6tta%C3%B02.pdf?s=acfXQNI2aUmIdZQuHYSmslV7lJg

Mchangama, Jacob, Skorini, Heini, Meier, Mathias (2022): "Hate Speech, Holy Prophets and Human Rights: The Struggle for Free Speech from 1945-2021". In Journal of Free Speech Law, vol. 1, issue 2, see: https://www.journaloffreespeechlaw.org/mchangamaskorinimeier.pdf

Skorini, Heini, Albinus, Herit (2022): "Pandemien i Nordatlanten: Hvordan covid-19 har forenet en polariseret mikronation - og hvordan velkendte konflikter stadig ulmer." Politica 2022, 54, nr. 4, pp. 364-388: https://tidsskrift.dk/politica/article/view/134833/179676

Skorini, Heini, Albinus, Herit, and Sølvará, Hans Andrias (2022): "Færøerne mellem religiøs vækkelse og sekularisering: En nordisk undtagelse bliver til". Økonomi og Politik, 2022, 1: https://www.djoef-forlag.dk/openaccess/oep/files/2022/1_2022/1_2022_8.pdf

Skorini, Heini (2022): "The Faroe Islands, Foreign Policy and Security: What Do Faroese People Think?" The University of the Faroe Islands and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, working paper, see link: https://setur.cdn.fo/media/8230/fr%C3%A1grei%C3%B0ing-um-uttanrikis-og-trygdarpolitikk.pdf?s=c5IFU0bQGQrD9ZSQ_Z0F2WCqqck

Skorini, Heini & Dyrberg, Torben (2022): "Framing Blasphemy as a Crime: The Curious Similarities between the Secular Left and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation". In Journal of Political Ideologies, Feb. 2022, pp. 1-21.

Skorini, Heini, Olavson, Rógvi (2021): “Færøerne“. In Covid 19 och de nordiska nyhetsmediarna (ed. Jonas Ohlsson, Ida Willig & Mark Blach Ørsten). Nordic Council of Ministers & Lund University, link: http://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1543808/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Højgaard, Signe-Ravn, Karlsson, Ragnar, Jóhannsdóttir, Valgerður Jóhanna, Olavson, Rógvi, Skorini, Heini (2021): “Peculiarities of Smallness: Mapping the Media Systems in the West Nordic Countries”, in Nordicom Review, vol. 42, link: https://www.sciendo.com/article/10.2478/nor-2021-0020

Skorini, Heini (2020): “Science as a Political Battlefield: How Cultural Values Shape People’s Attitudes to Science,” in Handbook on Political Identity: Democratic Citizenship in Turbulent Times (ed. Niels Nørgaard Kristensen), IGI Global, US, link: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/science-as-a-political-battlefield/257972

Skorini, Heini (2020): “The OIC and the United Nations: Framing Blasphemy as a Human Rights Violation”, in Blasphemies Compared: Transgressive Speech in a Globalised World (ed. Anne Stensvold), Routledge University Press, link: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780429295560-11/oic-united-nations-heini-skorini

Skorini, Heini (2019): Free Speech, Religion and the United Nations: The Struggle to Define International Free Speech Norms. Routledge University Press. United Kingdom, link: https://www.routledge.com/Free-Speech-Religion-and-the-United-Nations-The-Political-Struggle-to/Skorini/p/book/9780367785017

Skorini, Heini (2019): “The OIC and Freedom of Expression: Justifying Religious Censorship Norms with Human Rights Language”, in The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, ed. Marie Juul Petersen and Turan Kayaoglu, University of Pennsylvania Press, link: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.9783/9780812295948-006/html

Skorini, Heini and Juul Petersen, Marie (2016): “Hate Speech and Holy Prophets: Tracing the OIC’s Strategies to Protect Religion at the UN”, in Religion, State and the United Nations (ed. Anne Stensvold), Routledge University Press, link: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315675572-9/hate-speech-holy-prophets-tracing-oic-strategies-protect-religion-un-heini-skorini-marie-juul-petersen

Petersen, Marie Juul, and Skorini, Heini (2017): “Freedom of Expression vs. Defamation of Religions: Protecting Individuals or Protecting Religions?”, in Religion and the Public Sphere, London School of Economics and Politics, LSE Research Online, link: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/76423/

Skorini, Heini (2017): Human Rights Language as a Double-Edged Sword: Examining the Clash on Freedom of Expression and Defamation of Religions in the UN System, King’s College Research Portal, Ph.D. thesis, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, link: https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.733344


Teaching experience includes:

International Relations, Politics in small states and islands, Human rights, Religion and politics, Methodology, Theories of Social Science, Media and Freedom of Expression.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in International Relations, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

PhD, International Relations, King's College London

1 Sept 20121 Sept 2016

Award Date: 1 Jun 2017

Master, Religion in Contemporary Society, King's College London

1 Sept 20091 Sept 2010

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

MA, Religion in Contemporary Society, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jun 2010

Bachelor, Political Science, University of Copenhagen

1 Sept 20041 Jun 2007

Award Date: 1 Jun 2008


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