Anna Marie Obermeier

Research Assistant


Twitter: @akobermeier

Anna Marie is interested in feminist security studies, the micro-dynamics of war, conceptions of security, and gender. 

Anna Marie works on several projects, including: 

* Women Ambassadors in the UN Security Council: A Decade in Review
* Conflict Cartographer: Conflict expert prediction in Africa
* Reducing Barriers for Women in the Norwegian Armed Forces' Peacekeeping Contributions
* Mobilizing for and against Democracy 
* Securing the Victory
* Conflict Trends Reporting
* Tracking and analyzing WPS in the Security Council in real time
* TRUST: Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Communities in the Global South 

Prior to joining PRIO, Anna Marie worked with International IDEA, the Institute for Integrated Transitions, the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, and served as a short-term election observer. Her masters research, through a large-N quantitative study, focused on the influence of private military and security companies on men and women's security. 

2017-2019: Master of Social Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University
2012-2016: Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Political Science and Rhetoric, Quest University Canada


Obermeier, Anna Marie and Louise Olsson (2022). The UN Security Council and Women's Full, Equal and Meaningful Participation: Data on Invited Briefers to Council Deliberations, 2015-2021. GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO. Available at: 

Chang, Patty, Louise Olsson, and Anna Marie Obermeier (2021). Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: Tracking language in four criteria of implemtability, May-August 2021. Project Report of the Tracking and Analyzing Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in the Security Council projct. PRIO. 

Forthcoming Publications/Working Papers:

Stai, Nora Kristine, Anna Marie Obermeier, Kaja Sparre Bakke, and Torunn L. Tryggestad (forthcoming). Women Ambassadors in the UN Security Council: A Decade in Review. Presented to the Gender and Diplomacy Workshop, 16-18 June 2022, Gothenburg. 

Olsson, Louise, Megan Shannon, Anna Marie Obermeier, Birthe Einen, Ida Rødningen, Nora Stai, and Andreas Forø Tollefsen (2022). The Norwegian Armed Forces' deployments to UN Operations: Results of the Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) Assessment. Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance & PRIO. 

Palik, Júlia, Anna Marie Obermeier, and Siri Aas Rustad (2022). Conflict Trends: A Global Overview, 1946-2021. PRIO Policy Brief, forthcoming. 

Palik, Julia, Anna Marie Obermeier, Siri Aas Rustad (2022). Conflict Trends in Asia, 1946-2021. PRIO Policy Brief, forthcoming.

Palik, Julia, Anna Marie Obermeier, Siri Aas Rustad, Kristian Berg Harpviken (2022). Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1946-2021. PRIO Policy Brief, forthcoming.


Olsson, Louise and Anna Marie Obermeier (2022). By Invitation Only: Including Women Briefers at the UN Security Council. IPI Global Observatory, 1 April 2022. Available at: 

Olsson, Louise and Anna Marie Obermeier (2022). Representation is not enough: women briefing the UN Security Council. The Loop, ECPR. Available at: 

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