Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies

Interests and experience

I am a Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO and a law professor at UiO. I co-founded and directed the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. I teach ethics, sociology of law, legal tech, and AI and robot regulations. I lead the RCN-funded LAW22JULY: RIPPLES (SAMRISK) and Do No Harm: Ethical humanitarian Innovation (NORGLOBAL), and I am part of RegulAir and Co-duties. My book on Humanitarian Extractivism (MUP 23) is out. My next book is on humanitarian regulation.

Personal profiles on other sites

The University of Oslo


Work experience

2009 – Senior Researcher, Research Professor PRIO
2016 –2021 Coordinator, Humanitarianism Research Group, PRIO
2016 – Professor, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
2012 – 2016 Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies


  • Doctor of Juridical Sciences, S.J.D Harvard Law School 2008
  • Visiting Fellowship, RSC, University of Oxford 2006
  • Visiting Researcher, Refugee Law Project, Uganda 2005
  • Candidata Juris, Masters in Women's Law, University of Oslo 2002

I am a member of independent ethics advisory board for the EU Human Brainproject and an editorial board member of Security Dialogue.

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