Michele Leiby

Visiting Researcher

Michele Leiby
Michele Leiby left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


​​​​​​Michele Leiby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of Wooster. Her current research focuses on the causes of political violence and transitional justice movements. Michele has done extensive qualitative and quantitative research on the use of sexual violence in conflicts in Latin America. She is visiting PRIO for two months to work on the Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) project, looking at post-conflict sexual violence in Peru. 

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Østby, Gudrun; Michele Leiby & Ragnhild Nordås (2019) The Legacy of Wartime Violence on Intimate-Partner Abuse: Microlevel Evidence from Peru, 1980–2009, International Studies Quarterly 63(1): 1–46.