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 statistical analysis, qualitative fieldwork and analysis, and survey experiments.

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


Sexual Violence, Gendered Protection and Support for Intervention (with Mattias Agerberg; Forthcoming in Journal of Peace Research)

“Sexual Violence” and “Reactions and Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (book chapters, with Robert Nagel; Forthcoming in edited volume “Gender and Violence against Political Actors)

Under Review

Imperfect Victims? Civilian Men, Vulnerability and Policy Preferences (with Mattias Agerberg; Revise & Resubmit)

Women’s Agentic Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. Book chapter.

Work in Progress

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)