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Marta Bivand Erdal will take over as Research Director for the Social Dynamics Research Department from 1 January 2020.
Marta Bivand Erdal has been employed at PRIO since 2007. In 2012, Erdal achieved her PhD in Human Geography at the University of Oslo. In 2013, the PRIO Board appointed Erdal in a permanent position as Senior Researcher at PRIO and in 2017 she was awarded Research Professor competence. 

As a human geographer, Marta Bivand Erdal’s research competence lies in migration studies and she has served as Coordinator of the Migration Research Group and Project Leader of several projects, including NATION and GOVCIT. Marta is an excellent and engaged academic, and we are happy that she has accepted to fill the role of Research Director for the Social Dynamics Research Department. 

Marta Bivand Erdal is succeeding Cindy Horst, who is continuing in the position of Research Professor at PRIO. A big thanks to Horst for great leadership of the SD Department in the years 2014-2019.