Jenny Lorentzen left PRIO in 2021. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Jenny Lorentzen

Senior Researcher

Additional positions:

Post-doctoral Fellow, Lund University

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Peacebuilding
  • Norm diffusion 
  • Peace negotiations and peace processes
  • Women, Peace and Security


Friday, 25 Jun 2021

Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – June 2021 issue here.   

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​​​​​​​​​Jenny Lorentzen is currently pursuing a Post-doc at Lund University and maintains a part-time Senior Researcher position at PRIO. 

On 20 November 2020 she defended her PhD thesis titled “Normative Encounters between the ‘Global’ and the ‘Local’: Women, Peace and Security in Mali and Rwanda” at the Department of Political Science, Lund University. The thesis explores the processes that take place when global gender equality norms embedded in the Women, Peace and Security agenda are promoted in societies transitioning from war to peace. 

Languages spoken

Norwegian, English and French


2015-2020: PhD in Political Science, Lund University.

2010-2012: Master in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 

2006-2009: Bachelor in African Studies from the University of Oslo, including the subjects French, History, and Area studies of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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