My research focuses primarily on sexual and gender-based violence, political violence, civil society activism, social transformations in war, and international responses to armed conflict. This includes also the content, implementation of, and contestations within UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and 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.

Work in Progress

Sexual Violence, Gender and Public Support for Intervention in Armed Conflict (with Mattias Agerberg)

Field Research: A Graduate Student’s Guide (with Ezgi Irgil, Myunghee Lee, Charmaine N. Willis and Kelebogile Zvobgo)

Challenges in Confronting Sexual Violence in Colombia

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

A Comparative Study of Female and Male Ambassadors’ Appointments (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)