Tora Sagård left PRIO in 2021. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Tora Sagård

Research Assistant


Mobile phone: +47 41215534

Twitter: @SagardTora

Research Interests

Nonviolent and violent protest, security force defection, conflict trends, ceasefires, terrorism and violent extremism, quantitative methods and spatial data.

I graduated with a MA in political science from the University of Oslo (UiO) in 2019. My thesis, which focused on ceasefires in civil war, won me an award for a high-quality thesis from the Faculty of Social Sciences at UiO. At PRIO I have worked on several projects, including Conflict Trends, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I have published policy briefs, PRIO papers, and popular articles. In addition, I authored the UNDP-PRIO report "When is Conventional Wisdom Wise? Testing the Assumptions Behind Preventing Violent Extremism" which was launched at OSLO 3, in June 2021 ( I also have extensive data collection experience and have coordinated several data collection projects. 


2017-2019: MA, Political science, University of Oslo and PRIO

2014-2017: BA, Political science and Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Cape Town

​Languages spoken: 

Norwegian, English

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