- Protests movements
- Authoritarian regimes
- Sectarian violence
- Regional dynamics and politics in the MENA-region
Malin Nærum Aadalen left PRIO in 2023. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Malin is engaged as a Research Assistant on the MoDe- and CREED-projects. Her research interests include: dynamics of protest and mobilisation, authoritarian regimes, state repression, sectarian violence and migration. She has a particular interest in the Middle East and North Africa region.
She received her Master's in Political Science at the University of Oslo and wrote her thesis in collaboration with PRIO. Her thesis focused on the impact of sectarian violence on trust in public institutions in Egypt. She also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo and the University of Queensland.
2019-2021: MA in Political Science at the University of Oslo
2016-2019: BA in Political Science at the Univeristy of Oslo and the University of Queensland
Norwegian, English, Arabic (basic)
This year, four master's students at the UiO-PRIO Student Programme have successfully defended their master's theses on topics related to the Middle East.
Malin Nærum Aadalen has successfully defended her thesis "The Effects of Different Types of Sectarian Violence on Trust in State- and Societal Institutions.