Gudrun Østby

Research Professor


Mobile phone: +47 98 67 15 43

Twitter: @GudrunOstby

Research Interests

  • Armed conflict and maternal health
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Education and conflict
  • Horizontal inequalities and conflict
  • Urban violence

​​​​​​​​​Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, Spanish, basic French.

Working experience:

2021–: Research Director, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.

2019–: Research Professor, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.

2019–2020: Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Development & Conflict Management, University of Maryland.

2019–: Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research.

2017–2019 : Editor-in-chief, Journal of Peace Research.

2010–2019: Senior Researcher, Conditions of Violence and Peace, PRIO.

2015–2017: Associate Editor, Journal of Peace Research.

2010–2014: Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research.

2006: Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security (CRISE), University of Oxford.

2005: Book Review Editor Journal of Peace Research.

2005–2010: Phd Candidate/Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

(Maternal leave April-December, 2006; September 2008-May 2009; and March-December 2012).

2005–2010: Researcher (part-time), Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.

2004: Research Assistant, Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO.

2003–2004: Norwegian Red Cross Youth Delegate to Kenya Red Cross Society.


PhD, Political Science, University of Oslo, 2011.

Cand. Polit (equiv. MA), Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 2003.

Cand.Mag (equiv. to B.A), NTNU and Universidad de Granada (Spain), 2001 in the areas of Political Science, English, Media Science and Psychology.

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