Welcome! I hold a PhD in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. In my article-based dissertation (defended in June 2019), I examine responses to conflict-related sexual violence from the vantage point of agency. My focus is on women’s civil society mobilization in response to conflict-related sexual violence, and on the implementation of women’s protection and participation norms entrenched in the global Women, Peace and Security framework. Other research interests include women’s rights and gender issues in international relations and in a comparative perspective more broadly.
My research combines quantitative and qualitative methods, and survey experiments. In 2017 and 2018, I completed four months of fieldwork in Colombia, where I interviewed civil society and international organization representatives, diplomats, government officials, and former combatants about their perceptions of conflict-related sexual violence. I have also carried out elite interviews in Norway, Sweden, Germany and the U.S. My work is published in the Journal of Peace Research, International Peacekeeping and Comparative Political Studies. I am also a member of the Norwegian Research School on Peace and Conflict.
Prior to embarking on my PhD journey, I completed short-term positions and internships at KfW Development Bank (Frankfurt), GIZ (Lusaka), the German Foreign Office (Berlin) and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (New York). I am a Nordic crime fiction and northern lights enthusiast and enjoy traveling and photography.