Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Research Director

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Additional position(s):
Senior Researcher

Email: margab@prio.org
Work phone: 22 54 77 52
Twitter: @MariaGJumbert

Research Interests

 
·   EU border security policies in the Mediterranean: competing narratives on migration, humanitarian needs and border control
·   Security and humanitarian surveillance technologies: legal framework, political and ethical challenges
·   Humanitarian crises and their internationalization: new tools of communication, changing forms of media coverage, agenda-setting, international mobilization and shaping of crisis narratives, and the emerging or challenging norms of international responsibilities in internal crises (R2P, Protection of civilians, etc.)
·   Rising powers' involvement in humanitarianism and peacekeeping: the case of Brazil
·   Conflict dynamics in Sudan and East Africa

Background

Currently:
​Director, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS)
Member of PRIO Board (2016-2018)
​​​​​​​​​​Working experience:
Jan. 2011-present: Senior Researcher, PRIO
2006-2010: Doctoral researcher, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), SciencesPo, Paris
2009-2011: Lecturer, Master of Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po, Lille
2007 and 2009: Guest researcher at Cedej, Khartoum
2005 and 2007: Guest researcher at NUPI, Oslo                     
2008: Visiting Scholar at SIPA, Columbia University, New York  
  
University lecturing:
2009-2011, Sciences Po Lille: Courses on International Relations, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding and Mediatization of Conflicts
2008-2011, SciencesPo Paris: Courses on World Politics, International Relations and International Management of Armed Conflicts
 
Other:
2004-2009: Correspondent for Morgenbladet (Norwegian weekly)
2004: Journalist, Al Ahram Weekly, International desk, Cairo
2005-2006: Assistant to the permanent delegate, Norwegian Delegation to UNESCO, Paris

Education:
·         Ph.D., Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2010)
Dissertation title:  “The internationalization of the Sudanese conflicts: from South-Sudan to Darfur. Agenda-setting, mobilization and qualifications”
·         Research Master, Political science of international relations, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2006)
·         Master, International Affairs, Major in Security and Conflict Resolution, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2005)
·         Undergraduate degrees in Sociology (UiO, 2001), development studies (HiO, 2002), and International relations (SciencesPo, 2003)    
 
Languages:
Fluent: Norwegian, French, English
Intermediate: Arabic, German

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Events

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Publications

 

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Wilson, Chris & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2018) The new informatics of pandemic response: humanitarian technology, efficiency, and the subtle retreat of national agency, Journal of International Humanitarian Action 3(8): 1–13.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2018) Control or rescue at sea? Aims and limits of border surveillance technologies in the Mediterranean Sea, Disasters. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12286.
Gilboa, Eytan; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; Jason Miklian & Piers Robinson (2016) Moving Media and Conflict Studies Beyond the CNN Effect, Review of International Studies 42(4): 654–672.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2015) Les drones humanitaires [Humanitarian drones], RIS La Revue Internationale et Strategique 98(2): 139–146.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; John Karlsrud & Mareile Kaufmann (2014) Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda, International Review of the Red Cross 96(893): 219–242.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & John Karlsrud (2014) Ny humanitær teknologi - en kritisk forskningsagenda [New humanitarian technologies - a critical research agenda], Internasjonal Politikk(2): 224–233.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; John Karlsrud & Mareile Kaufmann (2014) Technologie humanitaire: pour un programme de recherche critique [Humanitarian technology: a critical research agenda], Revue Internationale de la Croix-Rouge, Sélection francaise 96(1): 179–204.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen & David Lanz (2013) Globalised Rebellion: The Darfur insurgents and the world, Journal of Modern African Studies 51(2): 193–217.

Book Chapter

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2018) European Responses to the Mediterranean 'Refugee Crisis' and the Fear of Saving Lives, in Kuzelewska, Elzbieta; Amy Weatherburn; & Dariusz (Darek) Kloza, eds, Irregular Migration as a Challenge for Democracy. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Intersentia Ltd. (113–122).
Reklev, Linn Marie & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2018) Shaping the political space for resettlement: The debate on burden-sharing in Norway following the Syrian refugee crisis, in Garnier, Adèle; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik; & Liliana Jubilut, eds, Refugee Resettlement: Power, Politics and Humanitarian Governance. New York: Berghahn Books (159–182).
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Kjersti Lohne (2016) Drones for Good: Conceptualizing the Role of Drones in Global Governance, in China International Strategy Review 2016. Beijing: Long River Press Peking.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2016) Introduction: What Does It Take to Be Good?, in Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, eds, The Good Drone. London: Ashgate (1–25).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2016) Creating the EU Drone: Control, Sorting and Search and Rescue at Sea, in Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, eds, The Good Drone. London: Routledge (89–108).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2015) Activist Mobilization and the Internationalization of the Darfur Crisis, in Casciarri, Barbara; Munzoul A. M. Assal; & Francois Ireton, eds, Multidimensional Change in Sudan (1989–2011): Reshaping Livelihoods, Conflicts and Identities. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen(2012) Rapports du Secrétaire Général sur le Soudan, in Albaret, Mélanie, ed., Les Grandes Résolutions Du Conseil De Sécurité Des Nations Unies. : Editions Dalloz(399–408).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2008) Darfour, Les réponses internationales à la crise [Darfur: the international responses to the crisis], in Ramsès 2009. Paris: Dunod (198–200).

Edited Volume

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, eds, (2016) The Good Drone. Oxon, New York: Routledge.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; Kristian Hoelscher; Benjamin de Carvalho & Pinar Tank (2014) Brazil: An Aspiring Global Power, Government Gazette: 80–82.

Popular Article

Leira, Torkjell & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2015) Bistandsparadokset Brasil [The Brazilian Aid Paradox], Dagsavisen, 16 November.
Sagmo, Tove Heggli; Marta Bivand Erdal; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2015) Innvandringsdebatt på feil premisser [Wrong premises for the debate about immigration into Europe], NRK Ytring, 8 September.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen & Cindy Horst (2015) En byrde ingen vil bære [A burden no one wants to bear], Dagsavisen, 16 June.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2015) Terroraksjoner i sosiale medier [Terror attacks in social media], Dagbladet, 14 April.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2014) Flytkningene er et felles ansvar [Refugees are a shared responsibility], NRK Ytring, 16 September.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; John Karlsrud & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2014) Bedre nødhjelp [Better aid], Dagens Næringsliv, 24 July.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & John Karlsrud (2014) Blir humanitære organisasjoner de nye overvåkerne? [Will Humanitarian Organizations Become the New Surveillance Monitors?], Bistandsaktuelt, 12 February.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; John Karlsrud & Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (2013) Vil aggressive fredsoperasjoner løse Malis humanitære krise? [Will Aggressive Peace Operations Solve the Humanitarian Crisis in Mali?], Bistandsaktuelt, 20 September.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Sudan and South Sudan: negotiating amidst brinkmanship and armed rebellions, Open Democracy, 17 September.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Tiden renner ut [Time is Running Out], Dagsavisen, 6 August.

PRIO Policy Brief

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; Rocco Bellanova & Raphaël Gellert (2018) Smart Phones for Refugees: Tools for Survival, or Surveillance?, PRIO Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
Fladvad Nielsen, Brita; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2016) How Can Innovation Deliver Humanitarian Outcomes?, PRIO Policy Brief, 12. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2012) Overview report on trans-national and European law and regulation relative to maritime border control13.2. : Protection of European Borders and Seas Through the Intelligent Use of Surveillance (PERSEUS).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2012) Report on relevant legal, ethical and rights issues on data collection, retention and transmission13.5. : Protection of European Borders and Seas Through the Intelligent Use of Surveillance (PERSEUS).
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; & Lidén, Kristoffer (2012) International survey of relevant national, EU and intergovernmental security policies13.1. : Protection of European Borders and Seas Through the Intelligent Use of Surveillance (PERSEUS).
Baldo, Suliman; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; Fabienne Hara; Damian Helly; Fouad Hikmat; Michael Kevane; Roland Marchal; Tim Murithi; Luke Patey; & Damian Helly (2009) Post-2011 scenarios in Sudan: What role for the EU?6. Paris: ISS-EU.

Report - External Series

Sondergaard, Susanne; Giacomo Persi Paoli; Kate Robertson; Richard Warnes; Lindsay Clutterbuck; Rocco Bellanova; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert; Ingrid Solberg; & Joanna Pilner (2015) TACTICS: Policy and strategic impacts, implications and recommendations, Research Reports. London: RAND.
Kårtveit, Bård; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2014) Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: A Literature Review, CMI Working Paper, 5. CMI.
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen; & Øystein H. Rolandsen (2013) After the Split: post-secession negotiations between South Sudan and Sudan, NOREF Report. Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre.
Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ingrid Marie Breidlid; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2012) Negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan: a two-track process could facilitate agreements on outstanding issues., Noref Article. Oslo: Noref.

Book Review

Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen (2012) Review of Protecting Our Ports: Domestic and International Politics of Containerized Freight Security, in Journal of Peace Research 49(3): .
Jumbert, Maria Gabrielsen(2007) Review of Making Sense of International Relations Theory .

Blog Posts

Preventing the Work of Rescue Vessels in the Mediterranean Will Not Save More Migrants

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Thursday, 3 October 2019

The Norwegian-registered vessel Ocean Viking, operated by Médecins Sans Frontières, has recently been at the centre of a debate that has become dominated by one assumption: that search-and-rescue (SAR) operations are encouraging people to attempt to cross the Mediterranean. The logic is problematic for several reasons, and I will try ... Read more »

Beyond False Dichotomies in Debates on Migration

Posted by Marta Bivand Erdal, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Cathrine Talleraas on Thursday, 4 July 2019

Is there really an inherent conflict between pursuing national interests and acting in globally responsible ways on migration? We call for a debate that moves beyond an artificial dichotomy between the “headless heart” and the “heartless head”. A good start would be to acknowledge the salience and value of binding ... Read more »

The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Cost Refugees the Most

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Pinar Tank on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Note: On 18 March 2016, the EU and Turkey agreed on a deal to stop refugees from crossing the Mediterranean. At that time, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert and Pinar Tank warned that the agreement was advantageous for Europe and Turkey but not for the refugees whose rights to protection were severely ... Read more »

Give Us Your Phone and We May Grant You Asylum

Posted by Rocco Bellanova, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Raphael Gellert on Monday, 17 October 2016

Images of refugees using smartphones have now become common in the Western media landscape, and everybody seems to have learned that refugees and migrants, too, use smartphones. Indicative of this awareness, European governments are now looking into how to make use of these assets in their identity checks and in ... Read more »

The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal is Costly – Especially for the Refugees

Posted by Pinar Tank & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Thursday, 7 April 2016

The agreement reflects the EU’s self-interest just as much as Turkey’s, but takes little account of the interests and rights of the refugees. On Friday 18 March, Turkey and the EU concluded a deal designed to put an end to refugees’ use of the sea route to travel from Turkey ... Read more »

The Brazilian Aid Paradox

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & Torkjell Leira on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

While the Norwegian overseas aid budget has been debated intensely here at home, Crown Prince Haakon was recently on an official visit in Brazil, from 16-19 November. Brazil is unquestionably the largest recipient of Norwegian aid, while simultaneously donating aid itself to poorer countries. This paradoxical situation tells us much ... Read more »

A Close Look at Border Security in the Mediterranean

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Monday, 1 June 2015

The EU’s response to the increased flow of refugees crossing the Mediterranean has been to boost border security by means of Operation Triton, which is the responsibility of Frontex, the EU border agency. There is little one can do, however, to impose effective border controls at sea. Operation Triton does ... Read more »

Social Media Responses to this Winter’s Terror Attacks

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Thursday, 23 April 2015

Social media have brought Kenya into focus recently, with people’s reactions to the attack at the University of Garissa spreading on Facebook and Twitter. Social media users have been sharing an image of a candle against a black background, accompanied by the single word “Kenya”. In this way they have ... Read more »

Who is Charlie? And What Now?

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

On Sunday 11 January France witnessed the largest rally on records of people taking to the streets with close to 4 million people all over the country, of which almost 1,5 million in Paris. The world saw one of the largest gatherings of state leaders in one place outside of ... Read more »

Refugees are a Shared Responsibility

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert on Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A record number of refugees have arrived by boat in southern Europe this summer. Norway should voice its support for a common European solution to the issue of boat migrants crossing the Mediterranean. Last year this would have been front-page news, but now each new arrival – or each refugee ... Read more »

New Technology – Better Disaster Relief?

Posted by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, John Karlsrud & Kristin B. Sandvik on Sunday, 17 August 2014

New technology has become central to relief efforts in humanitarian crises. This may make relief efforts more effective, but we can’t assume that the technology will have only a beneficial impact on the recipients of emergency aid. Today, mobile phones, social media, crisis mapping, online volunteering, and pre-paid cards are ... Read more »

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