CV

Here is a link to my CV in pdf form on my personal site on PRIO’s website: CV.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2010.  PhD in Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. Degree defended on 19 March 2010. Dissertation title: Beliefs & Bloodshed: Understanding Religion and Intrastate Conflict.

2004.  Cand. Polit. (Master of Arts) and Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (1997–2004)

1997.  International Baccalaureate (international high school diploma) (1993-1997). Trondheim Katedralskole [Trondheim Cathedral School].

Current and previous positions

2014- Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research

2012-2013 Associate Editor, Journal of Peace Research

2010- Senior Researcher, Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

2006-2011 Editorial Committee member, Journal of Peace Research

2010-2011 Visiting Research Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

2008-2010 Research Fellow, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

2005-2010 Researcher, Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

2006-2008 Book Review Editor, Journal of Peace Research

2005 Research Assistant, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

2004-2005 Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW)

2002-2005 Teaching Assistant, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

2002 Student Assistant-SPSS, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Publications

Refereed

2014       “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: A new dataset 1989-2009”. Journal of Peace Research, 51(3): 418-428. (with Dara Kay Cohen)

2014       “Religious demography and conflict: Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.” International Area Studies Review, 17(2): 146-166.

2014       “Conflicting messages? The IPCC on conflict and human security”, forthcoming in Political Geography. (with Nils Petter Gleditsch)

2014       “Climate change and conflict” forthcoming in Competition and conflicts on resource Use: Natural resource management and policy. Springer. (Book chapter) (with Nils Petter Gleditsch)

2013 “Fight the youth: Youth bulges and state repression”. American Journal of Political Science . October (with Christian Davenport)

2013 “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers: Understanding Variation”. International Interactions Volume 39, Issue 4 (with Siri Aas Rustad)

2013 “Gender Gap or Gender Bias in Peace Research? Publication Patterns and Citation Rates for Journal of Peace Research, 1983–2008” International Studies Perspectives (with Gudrun Østby, Håvard Strand, and Nils Petter Gleditsch)

2011 “Devil in the Demography? Religion, Identity, and War in Cote d’Ivoire”, in Jack Goldstone, Monica Toft & Eric Kaufmann (eds.). Political Demography: Interests, Conflict and Institutions. Paradigm Publishers. (Book chapter) [pp. 252-267]

2009 “Regional Inequalities and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa”. (with Gudrun Østby and Jan Ketil Rød). International Studies Quarterly 53: 301–324.

2009 “Armut und die Rekrutierung von Kindersoldaten: Eine disaggregierte Studie der afrikanischen Regionen.” [Regional Poverty and Child Soldier Recruitment: A Disaggregated Study of African Regions] (with Vera Achvarina, Gudrun Østby and Siri Aas Rustad). Politische Vierteljahresschrift. Special Issue (43).

2009 “Climate Change and Conflict: A Critical Overview” (with Nils Petter Gleditsch). Die Friedens-Warte: Journal of International Peace and Organization, Special Issue on Climate Change and Armed Conflict 84(2): 11–28.

2007 “Islam’s Bloody Innards? Religion and Political Terror, 1980–2000” (with Indra de Soysa). International Studies Quarterly 51(4): 927–943.

2007 “Climate Change and Conflict” (with Nils Petter Gleditsch). Political Geography 26(6): 627–638.

2007 Climate Change and Conflict (with Nils Petter Gleditsch). Political Geography 26(6). Guest Editor. (Journal issue)

2003 “Afghanistan under den kalde krigen” [Afghanistan during the Cold War] (with Helga M.Binningsbø, Robert Ekle, and Torbjørn Knutsen), in Torbjørn Knutsen (ed.) Blodspor. Om bakgrunnen til 11. september [Traces of Blood. The Background to 11 September]. Oslo: Cappelen. (Book chapter)

Select other

2010. Beliefs & Bloodshed: Understanding Religion and Intrastate Conflict. PhD dissertation. Trondheim, Norway: NTNU

2007. “Climate Change and Conflict: the Migration Link” (with Nils Petter Gleditsch and Idean Salehyan). International Peace Academy: Coping with Crisis Working Paper Series. New York: International Peace Academy. URL: http://www.ipacademy.org/publication/policypapers/detail/110-climate-change-and-conflict-the-migration-link.html

 

 

Scholarships and fellowships

 

2010-2011 Research Fellowship. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

 

2009-2010 Research Fellowship. Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

2008-2009 Predoctoral Fellowship. Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

 

2005-2009 PhD Student Scholarship. Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

 

2003 MA Student Scholarship. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

 

 

Grants/awards

2012. From the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Analyzing the Data”. (Project Leader)

2011. From the National Science Foundation (USA), “Gender-based violence and armed conflict” (PI: Dara Kay Cohen, U. Minnesota). Sub-contractor.

2011. From the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Strategic Initiative funding: “CIVICON – Civilian Dimensions of Peace and Conflict. Principal researcher and project developer.

2010. From the Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden), “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers”, data collection grant, January- November 2011. Principal researcher and project developer.

2010. From the Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden), “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict”, data collection grant, January- November 2011. Principal researcher.

2010. From the Norwegian Research Council: Inside insurgencies. Personal Post-Doctoral grant, June 2011-December 2013.

2010. From the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC). (with Inger Skjelsbæk, Håvard Strand, and Scott Gates, PRIO). Principal researcher and project developer.

2010. From the Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame, Visiting Research Fellowship

2009. From the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mobilization and Modus Operandi of Rebel Groups (with Scott Gates, PRIO). Principal researcher and project developer.

2008 From the Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School. Pre-doctoral fellowship

Invited lectures and addresses

2012 “Mitigating the Consequences of Violent Conflict: What Works and What Does Not?: Sexual Violence”. International Peace Institute (IPI), International Expert Forum. New York. 6 June. Invited talk.

2011 “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: A new data collection” Invited talk. Greifswald University, Germany. 19 October 2011.

2011 “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Presenting a new data collection” Invited talk. Uppsala University, Sweden. 6 October 2011.

2011 “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict” Invited talk. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 6 September 2011.

2010 “Religion and Intrastate Armed Conflict” Invited talk. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2 December.

2010 “SVAC – Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Data collection, challenges and preliminary findings” Invited talk. Research Challenges on Women, Peace and Security meeting. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway. 11 November.

2010 “Beliefs & Bloodshed: Understanding Religion and Intrastate Conflict” Invited talk. International Security Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. 12 April.

2010 “Inside Insurgencies: Motives, Mobilization, and Prospects for Peace”. Invited talk. Intrastate Conflict Project, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA. 5 February.

2009 “Death by Diversity? Religious State Repression and Rebellion”. Invited talk. Journeys in World Politics workshop. University of Iowa, 17 October.

2009 “Dealing with Diversity: Religious Repression and Civil War”. Invited talk. Intrastate Conflict Project, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA. 21 April.

2009 “Climate Change and Conflict: What do we know?” Key note speech. Climate/Security conference, Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen, 9 March.

2008 “Killing Cleavages? The Politics of Religious Diversity and Armed Conflict”. Invited talk. International Security Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA. 11 December.

2007 “Climate change and Conflict”. Invited talk. Stiftelsen Arkivet, Kristiansand, Norway, 25 October.

2007 “Religion and Peace”. Invited lecture. Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 5 June.

2007 “Ethnic Pluralism and State Legitimacy”. Invited lecture. Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 4 June.

2006 “Religion and Conflict”. Invited Lecture. MA course. International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway.

2005 “Ethnic and religious conflict”. Guest lecture. MA course. Causes of War NTNU

Academic Service

Editorial committee member:

Journal of Peace Research (2006–current)

Reviewer:

British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Social Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, National Science Foundation, Political Geography, Political Studies, Politics and Religion, Terrorism and Political Violence.

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