Research

My research focuses primarily on sexual and gender-based violence, political violence, armed conflict, civil society activism, social transformations in war, and public and international responses to armed conflict. This includes also the content, implementation of, and contestations within the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) framework. In addition, I have an interest in women’s rights and in conflict dynamics more broadly.

My research combines cross-national statistical analysis, qualitative fieldwork and analysis, and survey experiments.

I am an alumna of the Norwegian Research School on Peace and Conflict.


Under Review

Political Agency, Victimhood and Gender in and after War (with Philipp Schulz, Revise & Resubmit)

Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (with Philipp Schulz; Revise & Resubmit)

To Intervene or Not to Intervene: Conflict Violence, Gender and Public Opinion on Armed Conflict (with Mattias Agerberg)

Self-Care for Researchers of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (with Philipp Schulz, Sarah Martin and Heleen Touquet)

Do gender patterns in diplomacy disappear over time? (with Ann Towns and Birgitta Niklasson)

“Sexual Violence” and “Reactions and Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (book chapters in edited volume on gendered political violence, with Robert Nagel)


Work in Progress

Challenges in Confronting Sexual Violence in Colombia

Imperfect Victims? Gender, Perceptions of Vulnerability and Policy Preferences (with Mattias Agerberg)

Perceptions of Legitimacy and Consequences of Repressive Repertoires: A Survey Experiment (with Ingrid Vik Bakken and Ragnhild Nordås)

Is Free Trade Good for Women? How Trade Agreements Affect Women’s Rights (with Evgeny Postnikov)