Gina Lende


Gina Lende
Gina Lende left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Lende's main emphasis is on how religious actors and institutions influence political change. As the coordinator of the Religion Research group at PRIO, she is in 2012 organising a series of public seminars addressing the role of religion in conflict and peace .
Her ongoing PhD-project investigates the changing role of religion in conflict societies by exploring the growing importance of Pentecostalism in Nigeria and Guatemala.    


Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, Spanish and some Arabic

Working experience:

2008- 2012 Researcher PRIO, alongside a Phd-stipend at the Norwegian School of Theology
2007 Senior Advisor/Researcher, PRIO
2005-2006 Centre Manager PRIO Cyprus Centre
2004 Project Manager, Eastern Mediterranean Project
2003-2008 Co-editor of "Babylon", a Nordic periodical on Middle Eastern and North African issues
2001-2002 Part-time teacher in Lofoten, Norway
1995-1996 Two years in Guatemala. Among other things, working as an observer in Guatemalan villages of returnees, and later working in the project management in Bergen, Norway


Master of Arts (Cand. Philol.), History of Religion at the University of Oslo.
Cand. Mag(equiv. to B.A) at the University of Bergen/ Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in the areas of Spanish/ Latin- America studies, Arabic/ Middle- Eastern studies and Sociology of Religion.


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All Publications

Non-refereed Journal Article

Lende, Gina (2004) Med Jesus for Palestina - palestinske kristne [Jesus for Palestine: the Palestinian Christians], Babylon- tidsskrift om Midtøsten og Nord-Afrika 1(2): 90–97.

Popular Article

Borchgrevink, Kaja; Marta Bivand Erdal & Gina Lende (2020) Viktige, muslimske ledere [Ramadan and Social Responsibility During Coronavirus], Vårt Land, 1 June.
Lende, Gina (2011) Er religion umoderne? [Is Religion Old Fashioned?], Stavanger Aftenblad, 31 May.
Lende, Gina (2011) Den nye vinen [“The It-thing” – Charismatic Christianity], Stavanger Aftenblad, 12 April.
Lende, Gina (2011) Fleire veger til Golgata [There are Several Paths to Golgotha], Stavanger Aftenblad, 1 March.
Lende, Gina & Pinar Tank (2008) Siste forsøk på gjenforening [Last attempt at reunification], Stavanger Aftenblad, 13 November.
Lende, Gina & Pinar Tank (2005) Ny giv i Kypros-konflikten? [New Initiatives in Cyprus?], Morgenbladet, 14 January.
Lende, Gina & Pinar Tank (2004) Historisk sjanse for Kypros [Historical Opportunity for Cyprus], Dagsavisen, 22 April.

Master Thesis

Lende, Gina (2003) A Quest for Justice: Palestinian Christians and their Contextual Theology. MA thesis, Supervisors: Kari Vogt, UiO; Gregory Reichberg, PRIO (submitted December 2003 and will be defended in January 2004), University of Oslo, Oslo.

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