Kaja Sparre Bakke left PRIO in 2022. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
As part of the UiO-PRIO MA programme, I wrote my thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies at PRIO the spring of 2022.
Employing quantitative methods, my thesis project explores the mechanisms linking democratic erosion and subsequent mass mobilization in defence of democracy. Essentially, I ask when citizens will take to the streets to defend democracy. The thesis title is: Protests in Defence of Democracy: Exploring the Heterogeneous Mobilizing Effects of Democratic Erosion.
At PRIO I have also involved with the project Women Ambassadors in the UN Security Council: A Decade in Review, where I coded and buildt datasets, as well as assisted with the project's methodological development.
2020 – 2022 MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo
2016 – 2019 BA in International Studies, University of Oslo and McGill University
2022 Research assistant, PRIO
2021 Research assistant, NUPI
2021 Seminar teacher, University of Oslo
2020 Intern at the Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavik, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2019 – 2020 Student associate in the Department of International Monetary Policy, Norges Bank
Norwegian, English, basic French