- Armed conflict and maternal- and child health
- Education and conflict
- Education and crime
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Children in conflict
- Horizontal inequalities and conflict
- Socioeconomics of Islamist Radicalization
Gudrun Østby is Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Peace Research. In 2019-2020 she was a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Center for International Development & Conflict Management, University of Maryland. Much of her research focuses on the socioeconomic consequences of political violence (in particular health and education), conflict-related sexual- and gender-based violence, horizontal inequalities and conflict, Islamist radicalization, and the effectiveness of development aid. Her work has appeared in journals such as Demography, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Population and Development Review, Review of Educational Research, Social Science & Medicine, and World Development. She has done consultancy work for i.a. Save the Children, UNESCO, USAID, and the World Bank. She is the recipient of the 2022 Fulbright Best Article of the Year award and is alumna member of the Young Academy of Norway.
Gudrun's complete list of publications is accessible here through Google Scholar.
Journal Article in Journal of Education in Emergencies
Journal Article in Population and Development Review
Journal Article in International Review of Education
PRIO Policy Brief by Haakon Gjerløw, Sabrina Karim & Gudrun Østby
PRIO Policy Brief by Haakon Gjerløw et al.
PRIO Policy Brief by Hassan Aden et al.
Conflict Trends by Gudrun Østby, Siri Aas Rustad & Andrew Arasmith
Journal Article in Children & Society
Journal Article in Journal of Economic Surveys
This week Save the Children launched its new report Stop the War on Children: The Forgotten Ones.
The Fulbright Alumni Association Norway (FAAN) has by scholarly committee awarded Gudrun the Fulbright Article Prize for 2022.
Every year, JPR publishes special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research, and we are now soliciting proposals for the 2024 special issue.
Today, Save the Children launched its new report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment.
Save the Children's report Stop the War on Children: A crisis of recruitment shows that, in 2020, almost all children in Syria and Yemen were at risk of recruitment by armed actors.
The PRIO GPS Centre contributes to a new course on Gender, Peace and Conflic at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo, taking place for the first time this autumn.
Gudrun Østby will be the Research Director of the research department Conditions of Violence and Peace from 1 August.
PRIO has conducted a study for Save the Children estimating the number of children at risk of experiencing wartime sexual violence.
The Young Academy of Norway has announced their new members for the period 2020-2024.
Security Dialogue (SD) and the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) remain in the top quartile of journal rankings.