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

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PRIO Departments


PRIO Projects



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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Mortensen, Elin Berstad (2014) Not Just a Personal Decision: Moral Obligations and Collective Pressures on Return to Zimbabwe, African Diaspora 7(1): 15–37.

PRIO Policy Brief

PRIO Paper

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