Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Senior Researcher

Interests and experience

  • EU border security policies in the Mediterranean: competing narratives on migration, humanitarian needs and border control
  • Security and humanitarian surveillance technologies: legal framework, political and ethical challenges
  • Humanitarian crises and their internationalization: new tools of communication, changing forms of media coverage, agenda-setting, international mobilization and shaping of crisis narratives, and the emerging or challenging norms of international responsibilities in internal crises (R2P, Protection of civilians, etc.)
  • Rising powers' involvement in humanitarianism and peacekeeping: the case of Brazil
  • Conflict dynamics in Sudan and East Africa


Co-Director, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) (Director from 2016-2020)

August 2016-present: Research Director, Dimensions of Security department, PRIO

Working experience:

Jan. 2011-present: Senior Researcher, PRIO

2016-2018: Member of PRIO Board (staff representative)

2006-2010: Doctoral researcher, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), SciencesPo, Paris

2009-2011: Lecturer, Master of Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po, Lille

2007 and 2009: Guest researcher at Cedej, Khartoum

2005 and 2007: Guest researcher at NUPI, Oslo

2008: Visiting Scholar at SIPA, Columbia University, New York

University lecturing:

2009-2011, Sciences Po Lille: Courses on International Relations, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding and Mediatization of Conflicts

2008-2011, SciencesPo Paris: Courses on World Politics, International Relations and International Management of Armed Conflicts


2004-2009: Correspondent for Morgenbladet (Norwegian weekly)2004: Journalist, Al Ahram Weekly, International desk, Cairo

2005-2006: Assistant to the permanent delegate, Norwegian Delegation to UNESCO, Paris


  • Ph.D., Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2010). Dissertation title: “The internationalization of the Sudanese conflicts: from South-Sudan to Darfur. Agenda-setting, mobilization and qualifications”
  • Research Master, Political science of international relations, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2006)
  • Master, International Affairs, Major in Security and Conflict Resolution, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2005)
  • Undergraduate degrees in Sociology (UiO, 2001), development studies (HiO, 2002), and International relations (SciencesPo, 2003)

Fluent: Norwegian, French, English

Intermediate: Arabic, German

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