Karin Dyrstad

Research Scientist

Karin Dyrstad
Institution: SINTEF
Email: Karin.Dyrstad@sintef.no
Karin Dyrstad is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

PhD project ”Prospects for democracy in South-East Europe. Democratic values and political participation in Balkan.”



2012: PhD Political Science, NTNU

2006 - 2007: M.A. Political Science from NTNU.

2002 – 2006: Bachelor in Political Science from NTNU and Universidad de Chile, Santiago, with supporting courses in economics, sociology and Latin American history and politics.

Working Experience:
- PhD candidate at NTNU and PRIO from April 2008
- Research Assistant at NTNU, department of Sociology and Political Science (August 2007 – April 2008).
- Teaching Assistant (courses in applied research methods and economics, 2005 – 2007).

Languages spoken
Norwegian, English, Spanish


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Dyrstad, Karin (2007): Economic and political factors behind global deforestation. A quantitative analysis 1990 – 2005. MA Political Science, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU. Supervisor: Indra de Soysa.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Dyrstad, Karin (2012) After ethnic civil war: Ethno-nationalism in the Western Balkans, Journal of Peace Research 49(6): 817–831.
Dyrstad, Karin (2012) Does civil war breed authoritarian values? An empirical study of Bosnia-herzegovina, Kosovo and Croatia, Democratization 20(7): 1219–1242.
Dyrstad, Karin; Halvard Buhaug; Kristen Ringdal; Albert Simkus & Ola Listhaug (2011) Microfoundations of Civil Conflict Reconciliation: Ethnicity and Context, International Interactions 37(4): 363–387.

Conference Paper

Dyrstad, Karin; Helga Malmin Binningsbø; Kristin M. Bakke & Arne Henning Eide (2016) Attitudes for peace: Public opinion in three post-conflict countries, presented at International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 16.03.16–19.03.16.
Binningsbø, Helga Malmin & Karin Dyrstad (2013) Political confidence after civil war: Peacebuilding strategies and public opinion in 30 countries, presented at 54th International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Fransisco, 03.04.13 – 06.04.13.
Dyrstad, Karin & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) Power sharing and political confidence: Postconflict Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, presented at Domestic Elites and Opinion, Konstanz, 07 Sep 2012.

PRIO Policy Brief

Dyrstad, Karin; Helga Malmin Binningsbø; Kristin M. Bakke & Arne Henning Eide (2016) Public Support for Peace Agreements: The Cases of Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland, Conflict Trends, 5. Oslo: PRIO.