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.
Peacekeeping and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (with Karin Johansson; Invited short article for a special issue in Global Governance)
Sexual Violence (with Robert U. Nagel; Forthcoming in Gender and Violence against Political Actors, eds. Elin Bjarnegård, Pär Zetterberg)
Responses and Reactions to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (with Robert U. Nagel; Forthcoming in Gender and Violence against Political Actors, eds. Elin Bjarnegård, Pär Zetterberg)
Women’s Agentive Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. (Forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of Feminism and International Relations, eds. Catherine Goetze, Khushi Singh Rathore)
Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements and Women’s Rights (with Ida Bastiaens and Evgeny Postnikov)
Work in Progress
Is Sexual Violence Different? Perceptions of Exceptionalism (with Ingrid Vik Bakken and Ragnhild Nordås)
The Consequences of Sexualized Repression: Public Perceptions (with Ingrid Vik Bakken and Ragnhild Nordås)
The Cost of Sexual Violence: Confronting the Behavior of State Perpetrators (with Karin Johansson)