Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Julie Lunde Lillesæter

Marianne Dahl successfully defended her doctoral thesis today, 30 March, at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences - NTNU. The title of her thesis is "Pockets of Opportunity: State Dissident Interactions and Regime Change".

Her trial lecture: "What role does social mobilisation play for regime stability and transition, particularly considering the broader social mobilisation literature?"


  • Professor Sabine Carey, University of Mannheim
  • Professor Hanne Fjelde, Uppsala University
  • Associate Professor Jo Jakobsen, NTNU - Administrator


The candidate’s main supervisor has been Professor Scott Gates. The candidate’s co-supervisor has been Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch.

You can read more about the defense and the thesis here.