- Armed conflict and maternal health
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Education and conflict
- Horizontal inequalities and conflict
- Urban violence
Norwegian, English, Spanish, basic French.
2010-: Senior Researcher, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.
2011-2014: Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research.
2006: Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security (CRISE), University of Oxford.
2005: Book Review Editor Journal of Peace Research.
2005-2010: Phd Candidate/Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
(maternal leave April-December, 2006; September 2008-May 2009; and March-December 2012 ).
2005-2010: Researcher (part-time), Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.
2004: Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.
2003-2004: Norwegian Red Cross Youth Delegate to Kenya Red Cross Society.
PhD, Political Science, University of Oslo, 2011.
Cand. Polit (equiv. MA), Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2003.
Cand.Mag (equiv. to B.A), NTNU and Universidad de Granada (Spain), 2001 in the areas of Political Science, English, Media Science and Psychology.
Posted by Gudrun Østby on Thursday, 3 December 2015
I have just returned from two weeks in Congo. PRIO colleagues Ragnhild Nordås, Siri Aas Rustad and I held project meetings with our local partner. Most of our time in Congo, however, was spent teaching how to conduct research. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is often described as one of the most dangerous countries in the world in which to be a woman. Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC is a project supported by the Research Council of Norway that focuses on ways of improving the situation of women in eastern Congo who have survived brutal sexual violence. The project is ...
Last year the Congolese gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, and he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several years in a row, frequently hailed among the favorites. Tomorrow the winner of the prize for 2015 will be announced. We think it is high time that the focus is directed towards Mukwege and his co-nominees Mama Jeanne and Mama Jeanette for their outstanding services to survivors of sexual violence, and their efforts to bring those responsible to justice. Dr. Mukwege is part of a global campaign to advocate for and protect ...
On 10 December Nobel’s Peace Prize 2014 is awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. Critical voices have claimed that their work is more about rights activism than promoting peace and that there is no obvious association between education and peace. Research into the causes of war suggests, however, that the Nobel Committee was right on target. A good prize The human rights activists Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Peace Prize in recognition of their campaigns for the rights of children and young people and for the right to education. While in the past the Nobel Committee ...