Julie Marie Hansen

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Gender, peace and security 
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Digital technology
  • Social media
  • Myanmar

Background

Julie Marie Hansen is currently a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and the University of Oslo. Her PhD project studies the role of social media in countering sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict settings, with a focus on Myanmar. 

Hansen is also the coordinator of PRIO's Media Research Group.

Work Experience

2018–ongoing: Doctoral Researcher, 'Social Media in Armed Conflict: The Case of Myanmar', PRIO & Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo

2017–2018: Junior Researcher and Centre Manager, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO

2015–2017: Research Assistant and Centre Coordinator, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO

2014: Research Assistant on project on gendered impacts of armed conflict and peacebuilding in Myanmar, Swisspeace

2014: Political Section Intern with a focus on international development policies, British Embassy Oslo

2011–2014: English Translator from the Scandinavian languages, freelance and in-house

Education

2016: MSc in International Development Studies, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

2011​: MA (Hons) in Social Policy and Scandinavian Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh​

Languages

English (native), Norwegian (fluent), French (basic)

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Skjelsbæk, Inger; Julie Marie Hansen & Jenny Lorentzen (2020) Hopes and misguided expectations: How policy documents frame gender in efforts at preventing terrorism and violent extremism, Politics, Religion & Ideology 21(4): 469–486.

Popular Article

Hansen, Julie Marie (2018) The Other Side of Facebook in Myanmar, PRIO Blogs, 12 November.
Hansen, Julie Marie; Kristin Lund; Laura Mitchell; Rita Sandberg; Elisabeth Slåttum; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Hilde Salvesen (2017) “No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation, PRIO Blogs, 27 October.

PRIO Policy Brief

Hansen, Julie Marie (2016) Women Building Peace after Forced Migration: The Case of the Myanmar Diaspora in Norway, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Palmiano Federer, Julia; Julie Marie Hansen; Salai Issac Khen; & Naw Lar Say Waa (2015) Why gender matters in conflict and peace: Perspectives from Mon and Kayin States, Myanmar, UN Women. UN Women Myanmar.

Newsletter

Hansen, Julie Marie & Johanne Rokke Elvebakken (2019) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update - December 2019, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2019: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Gender Financing at the UN Peacebuilding Fund, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Empowering Survivors of Sexual Violence in DR Congo, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update - September 2017, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update – December 2017, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Women Engaging in Islamic Charity as ‘Development Agents’, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) DDR through a Gender Lens in Nepal and Myanmar, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Integrating Gender into Foreign Policy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2016) Gender and Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) Somali Women’s Civic Engagement: Past, Present and Future, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) Women’s Legal Mobilisation in a Violent Context: Lessons from internally displaced women’s organisations in Colombia, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) PRIO Launches New Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) 15 Years of UNSC Resolution 1325, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.

Blog Posts

The Other Side of Facebook in Myanmar

Posted by Julie Marie Hansen on Monday, 12 November 2018

Facebook has been making headlines this year with what seems like scandal after scandal, from the Cambridge Analytica data breach to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in front of the United States Congress as a result. But perhaps one of the most serious scandals has been the social media platform’s ... Read more »

“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation

Posted by Julie Marie Hansen, Kristin Lund, Laura Mitchell, Hilde Salvesen, Rita Sandberg, Elisabeth Slåttum & Torunn L. Tryggestad on Friday, 27 October 2017

Last week, Norway made history with Ine Eriksen Søreide becoming the country’s first female foreign minister. Even in relatively gender-equal countries like Norway it is still rare to find women holding top positions in the so-called “hard issue” sectors of foreign affairs and peace and security. Barriers to the full ... Read more »

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