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I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Bergen (Department of Administration and Organization Theory). I am also associated with the CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute) in Bergen and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. Previously I was as humanitarian aid worker with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Swaziland and Uganda.
In my research I am specifically interested in how war and conflict affects social, political and gender relations. I am also involved in impact evaluations for development and humanitarian organizations in the field of women's empowerment, political accountability, water and sanitation and climate adaptation. My work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including World Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, World Development, the Journal of Peace Research and others.
I also work with and advise humanitarian and development agencies including the Welthungerhilfe, the KfW Development Bank, UNICEF, the World Bank, Oxfam and others. My research has been funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the KfW Development Bank and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 2022. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Online First (with Summer Lindsey).
Patterns of Conflict-Related Trauma Exposure and their Relation to Psychopathology: A Person-Centered analysis in a Population-Based Sample from Eastern DRC, 2021. Social Science & Medicine - Mental Health 1 (with Lars Dumke, Roos van der Haer, Tobias Hecker).
Survey Participation Effects in Conflict Research, 2021. Journal of Peace Research. 58 (4): 623-639 (with Alexander De Juan).
Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa. 2020. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 64 (2-3): 402-431 (with Clara Neupert-Wentz).
The Historical Roots of Cooperative Behavior—Evidence from Eastern Congo. 2019. World Development. 116: 100-112 (with Alexander De Juan).
Decay or Resilience? The Long-Term Social Consequences of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone. 2018. World Politics. 70 (2): 194-238.
A Taste for Rebellion: Which Grievances Make People Support Violence against the State? Survey Evidence from the Niger Delta. 2017. International Interactions. 44 (3): 437-462.
Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Research Progress and Remaining Gaps. 2017. Third World Quarterly. 38 (9): 1935-1951.
Does Violence Pay? The Effect of Ethnic Rebellion on Overcoming Political Deprivation. 2016. Conﬂict Management and Peace Science. 33 (1): 3-24.
The Effects of Oil Production and Ethnic Representation on Violent Conflict in Nigeria: A Mixed-Method Approach. 2016. Terrorism and Political Violence. 28 (5): 888-911 (with Jan Pierskalla).
When Do Religious Leaders Support Faith-Based Violence? Evidence from a Survey Poll in Juba in South Sudan. 2015. Political Research Quarterly. 68 (4): 760-772. (with Matthias Basedau).
Why and How Civil Defense Militias Emerge: The Case of the Arrow Boys in South Sudan. 2014. Studies in Conﬂict & Terrorism. 37 (12): 1039-1057.
Does Uranium Mining Increase Civil Conflict Risk? Evidence from a Spatiotemporal Analysis of Africa from 1960 to 2008. 2013. Civil Wars. 15 (3): 306-331 (with Matthias Basedau).
- (2022). Wartime Sexual Violence, Social Stigmatization and Humanitarian Aid: Survey Evidence from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
- (2021). Survey participation effects in conflict research. Journal of Peace Research. 623-639.
- (2021). Patterns of Conflict-Related Trauma Exposure and their Relation to Psychopathology: A Person-Centered analysis in a Population-Based Sample from Eastern DRC. Social Science & Medicine - Mental Health.
- (2020). Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 402-431.
- (2018). Decay or Resilience? The Long-Term Social Consequences of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Sierra Leone. World Politics.