Carina Strøm Smith

Research Assistant

Research Interests

  • Political representation, participation and marginalisation 
  • Mass mobilisation and social movements 
  • Gendered political behaviour 
  • Gender and peace mediation
  • Far-right extremism 
  • ​Brazil

Carina is currently engaged as a research assistant and coordinator on the MoDe project, alongside curating a literature database on gender and mediation with the PRIO GPS Centre.

She defended her thesis titled "The Cost of Representation: An Intersectional Analysis of the Political Marginalisation of Women and Afrodescendants in Brazil" at the University of Oslo in December 2020. The thesis project received funding from Fritt Ord. 


2018-2020: MA, Political Science, University of Oslo

2017-2018: One-Year-Programme, Political Science, University of Oslo

2012-2015: BA (Hons), Politics, University of York 


English, Norwegian, Portuguese (basic) 

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