Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva

Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva

Doctoral Researcher

Interests and experience

Social media, misinformation, fact-checking, online speech, patterns and determinants of migration, climate-conflict nexus, survey methodology, machine learning

Doctoral researcher at PRIO, focusing on the impact of online misinformation on attitudes, and the use and usefulness of fact-checking as a corrective to misinformation.

I have previously worked as research assistant at PRIO on two migration-related projects: QuantMig and FUMI. My work on these projects focused particularly on determinants and drivers of migration and migration aspirations through the use of survey data and systematic literature reviews.

In 2020, I submitted my master's thesis in political science, titled "Rainfall variability and violent, state-based conflict: A machine learning approach to estimate context specificity".


2018-2020: MA, Political Science, University of Oslo, with exchange semester at Sciences Po Paris. Master's thesis written as part of the PRIO Student Programme.

2014-2017: BA, International Studies, University of Oslo with exchange semester at Sciences Po Paris

Work positions
Doctoral ResearcherUniversity of OsloPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Research assistantPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Research assistantDepartment of Political Science, University of Oslo
MA studentUniversity of OsloPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
MA in Political Science University of Oslo
BA in International Studies University of Oslo
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