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

Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (with Philipp Schulz; Forthcoming in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies)

“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)

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

Sexual Violence, Gendered Protection and Support for Intervention (with Mattias Agerberg; Revise & Resubmit)

“This patriarchal, machismo and unequal culture of ours”: Obstacles to confronting conflict-related sexual violence (Revise & Resubmit)

Self-Care for Gender-Based Violence Researchers – Moving Beyond Bubble-Baths and Chocolate Pralines (with Philipp Schulz, Sarah Martin and Heleen Touquet; Revise & Resubmit)

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


Work in Progress

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)