Elin Berstad Mortensen

Research Assistant

Elin Berstad Mortensen
Elin Berstad Mortensen left PRIO in 2013. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


​Elin is a Research Assistant at PRIO and part of the migration team. She is mainly working on a large literature review for the Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration (PREMIG) project.


2011-2012 MSc Global Migration, University College London

2006-2009 Bachelor of Arts, the University of Oslo

Work experience

2012- Research Assistant, PRIO

2009-2011: Executive Officer, the Norwegian Peace Association

2009-2010: Secretary of Organisation, Peace Brigades International Norway


Relevant voluntary work

2011- Research assistance, PRIO

2012 Research assistance and events, the Zimbabwe Association

2009-2010 Member of national committee, CISV Norway

2006-2010 Staff and coordinator for projects for asylum seekers, CISV Norway


Norwegian, English, Spanish

Research Groups

Associated member:

PRIO Departments


PRIO Projects



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Recent publications

All publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Mortensen, Elin Berstad (2013) Why are Zimbabwean migrants ambivalent about return? Insights from the project 'Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration', PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Carling, Jørgen; Elin Berstad Mortensen & Jennifer Wu (2011) A Systematic Bibliography on Return Migration, PRIO Paper. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo.