Siri Aas Rustad

Senior Researcher

Siri Aas Rustad
Email: sirir@prio.org
Work phone: 22 54 77 47
Mobile phone: 47 917 00 274

Research Interests

Natural Resources and Civil War

Wealth Sharing in Post-conflict situations

Background

​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

PhD candidate at PRIO from January 2008

Working as a Research Assistant at PRIO for Nils Petter Gleditsch and Scott Gates (November 2005- December 2007)

Coordinator for PRIO’s Peace Research Course at the International Summer School at Blindern (Summer 2006).

Project Coordinator for North Caucasus, Building Peaces
Education:

2002-2005:Cand.Polit (Political Science from NTNU and Reading University and PRIO)

1998-2001:Cand.mag (Political Science, History and Macro Economics, from NTNU and Charles University, Praha)

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

Publications

Recent publications

Must, Elise​ & Siri Aas Rustad (2016) Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania, Conflict Trends, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Nordås, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Siri Aas Rustad; Christine Amisi; Rosalie Biaba; John Quattrochi & Susanne Alldén (2016) L’intégration sociale des Survivantes des violences sexuelles : Comment les programmes de soutien fonctionnent ? [Social Inclusion of Survivors of Sexual Violence: How Do Support Programs Work?], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Nordås, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Siri Aas Rustad; Christine Amisi; Rosalie Biaba; John Quattrochi & Susanne Alldén (2016) Social Inclusion of Survivors of Sexual Violence: How Do Support Programs Work?, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas & Kristian Hoelscher (2016) Apoio ao diálogo de diversas partes interessadas em Barcarena, Brasil [Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in Barcarena, Brazil], PRIO Policy Brief, 26. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas (2016) Socioeconomic Inequalities and Attitudes toward Violence: A Test with New Survey Data in the Niger Delta, International Interactions 42(1): 106–139.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Gudrun Østby & Ragnhild Nordås (2016) Does Artisanal Mining Increase the Risk of Sexual Violence? Micro-level evidence from Eastern Congo, Quality In Primary Care 24(33).
Lujala, Päivi & Siri Aas Rustad (2016) Engines for Peace? Extractive Industries, Host Countries, and the International Community in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding , Natural Resources 7(2016).
Rustad, Siri Aas; Gudrun Østby & Ragnhild Nordås (2016) Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern DRC, The Extractive Industries and Society 3(2): 475–484.

All publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Rustad, Siri Aas (2016) Socioeconomic Inequalities and Attitudes toward Violence: A Test with New Survey Data in the Niger Delta, International Interactions 42(1): 106–139.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Gudrun Østby & Ragnhild Nordås (2016) Does Artisanal Mining Increase the Risk of Sexual Violence? Micro-level evidence from Eastern Congo, Quality In Primary Care 24(33).
Lujala, Päivi & Siri Aas Rustad (2016) Engines for Peace? Extractive Industries, Host Countries, and the International Community in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding , Natural Resources 7(2016).
Rustad, Siri Aas; Gudrun Østby & Ragnhild Nordås (2016) Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern DRC, The Extractive Industries and Society 3(2): 475–484.
Nordås, Ragnhild & Siri Aas Rustad (2013) Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers: Understanding Variation, International Interactions 39(4): 511–534.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; & Rustad, Siri Aas (2012) Sharing the wealth: A pathway to peace or a trail to nowhere? , Conflict Management and Peace Science 29(5): 547–566.
Rustad, Siri Aas; & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) A Price Worth Fighting For? Natural Resources and Conflict Recurrence, Journal of Peace Research 49(4): 531–546.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch; & Scott Gates (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Achvarina, Vera;Nordås, Ragnhild;Østby, Gudrun; & Rustad, Siri Aas (2009) Armut und die Rekrutierung von Kindersoldaten: Neue Evidenz aus einer disaggregierten Analyse der afrikanischen Regionen [Poverty and Child Soldier Recruitment: A Disaggregated Study of African Regions] , Politische Vierteljahresschrift Sonderhefte 43386–413.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Jan Ketil Rød; Wenche Larsen; & Nils Petter Gleditsch (2008) Foliage and Fighting: Forest Resources and the Onset, Duration, and Location of Civil War, Political Geography 27(7): 761–782.

Book Chapter

Nordås, Ragnhild & Siri Aas Rustad (2015) Assessing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers, in Olsson, Louise; & Theodora-Ismene Gizelis , eds, Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UNSCR 1325. London: Taylor & Francis (138–162).
Lujala, Päivi & Siri Aas Rustad (2012) High-value Natural Resources: A Blessing or a Curse for Peace?, in Siri Aas Rustad, ed., High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (3–18).
Ross, Michael W.; Päivi Lujala & Siri Aas Rustad (2012) Horizontal Inequality, Decentralizing the Distribution of Natural Resources Revenues, and Peace, in High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (251–259).
Rustad, Siri Aas; Päivi Lujala & Philippe Le Billon (2012) Building or Spoiling Peace? Lessons from the Management of the High-Value Natural Resources, in High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (571–621).
Rustad, Siri Aas; & Le Billon, Philippe(2012) Building or spoiling peace? Lessons from the management of the high-value natural resources, in Lujala, Päivi;Lujala, Päivi; & Rustad, Siri Aas, eds, High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. : Earthscan Publications Ltd(571–621).
Rustad, Siri Aas;Lujala, Päivi; & Le Billon, Philippe(2012) Building or spoiling peace? Lessons from the management of high-value natural resources High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. : Earthscab(573–623).
Obi, Cyril & Siri Aas Rustad (2011) Introduction: Petro-violence in the Niger Delta - the Complex Politics of an Insurgency, in Oil and Insurgency In the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-Violence. London: Zed Books (1–14).
Obi, Cyril; & Rustad, Siri Aas(2011) Conclusion: Amnesty and Post-amnesty Peace, is the Window of Opportunity Closing for the Niger Delta Oil and Insurgency In the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-Violence. : (200–210).
Lujala, Päivi;Rustad, Siri Aas; & Le Billon, Philippe(2010) Valuable Natural Resources in Conflict-Affected States Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace: Economic Perspectives. : (121–136).

Edited Volume

Lujala, Päivi; & Siri Aas Rustad, eds, (2012) High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management.
Lujala, Päivi; Siri Aas Rustad; & Päivi Lujala, eds, (2012) High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict PeacebuildingEarthscan. Strengthening Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management.
Rustad, Siri Aas (ed.) (2011) Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence. London: Zed Books.

Popular Article

Lujala, Päivi; & Rustad, Siri Aas (2011) Å bygge fred etter krig [To Build Peace After War], Dagsavisen, 25 October.

Conference Paper

Rustad, Siri Aas; Gudrun Østby & Ragnhild Nordås (2014) Artisanal Mining, Conflict and Sexual Violence: Micro-Level Evidence from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, presented at The 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, 26–29 March .
Rustad, Siri Aas;Buhaug, Halvard;Falch, Åshild; & Gates, Scott 2009 Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, , 15–18 February.
Achvarina, Vera;Nordås, Ragnhild;Østby, Gudrun; & Rustad, Siri Aas 2008 Regional Welfare and Child Soldier Recruitment : A Disaggregated Study of African Regions, presented at Authors' Conference, PVS-Special Issue 2009, , 22–23 February.
Rustad, Siri Aas;Rød, Jan Ketil;Larsen, Wenche; & Gleditsch, Nils Petter 2007 Foilage and Fighting: Forest resources and the onset, duration and location of civil war , presented at Polarization and Conflict Workshop, , December.

PRIO Policy Brief

Must, Elise​ & Siri Aas Rustad (2016) Perceptions of Justice and Violent Mobilization: Explaining Petroleum Related Riots in Southern Tanzania, Conflict Trends, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas & Kristian Hoelscher (2016) Apoio ao diálogo de diversas partes interessadas em Barcarena, Brasil [Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in Barcarena, Brazil], PRIO Policy Brief, 26. Oslo: PRIO.
Ukiwo, Ukoha O. & Siri Aas Rustad (2015) Nigeria’s Presidential Election 2015, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas (2008) Between War and peace: 50 years of Power-sharing in Nigeria, PRIO Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Nordås, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Siri Aas Rustad; Christine Amisi; Rosalie Biaba; John Quattrochi & Susanne Alldén (2016) Social Inclusion of Survivors of Sexual Violence: How Do Support Programs Work?, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Nordås, Ragnhild; Gudrun Østby; Siri Aas Rustad; Christine Amisi; Rosalie Biaba; John Quattrochi & Susanne Alldén (2016) L’intégration sociale des Survivantes des violences sexuelles : Comment les programmes de soutien fonctionnent ? [Social Inclusion of Survivors of Sexual Violence: How Do Support Programs Work?], PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Rustad, Siri Aas (2008) Power-sharing and Conflict in Nigeria - Power-sharing Agreements, Negotiations and Peace Processes, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Rustad, Siri Aas;Falch, Åshild;Gates, Scott; & Buhaug, Halvard (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report, 200716001. : Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

Blog Posts

The Window of Opportunity Closes in Nigeria

Posted by Ukoha O. Ukiwo & Siri Camilla Aas Rustad on Monday, 16 February 2015

On 14 February, the population of Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, were supposed to go to the polls to elect a new president. This election might have proven a watershed in Nigerian history. For the first time, the opposition had a realistic opportunity to take over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has held power ever since free elections were re-introduced in 1999. The security problems in the north-east of the country have made the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) postpone the election until 28 March. This may prove an effective barrier for the opposition, and increase the risk of an explosion ...

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