Ragnhild defended her dissertation at NTNU on Friday 19 March. Her dissertation is called 'Beliefs & Bloodshed - Understanding Religion and Intrastate Conflict'. Her two opponents, Will H. Moore (Florida State University) and Erik Melander (University of Uppsala), came prepared with tough questions but she had no problem meeting them. Her two dissertation advisors Ola Listhaug (NTNU/CSCW) and Scott Gates (CSCW/NTNU) were both very pleased.