Inger Skjelsbæk

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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30D (NEMKO-bygget) Forskningsparken.
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Scholarly interests:

  • Gender, Peace and Security (GPS)

  • Conflict Relates Sexual Violence (CRSV)

  • Political psychology 

  • Bosnia and the Balkans

  • Transitional justice

  • Norm Theories

  • Gender Equality Branding

  • Qualitative Research 


I hold a PhD in political psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and was a researcher, research director and deputy director at the Peace  Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) until 2015. I still hold a part time position as research professor at PRIO linked to the PRIO Center on Gender, Peace and Security. I was associate professor at the Department of Psychology at University of Oslo in the period 2013 - 2019. I have been a guest researcher at the Human Rights Center (HRC) and  a Fulbright scholar the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) both at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a visiting fellow at the Center for Women, Peace and Security at London School of Economics (LSE). I am also head of Research group on gender and extremism at the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) in addition to my position as professor at the Center for Gender Research at the University of Oslo.


Editorial memberships:

  • 2018   Member of the Editorial Board of Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift (NNT)

  • 2014    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP)

  • 2011    Member of the Editorial Board of the International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFJP)

  • 2012    Member of the Editorial Board of Internasjonal Politikk (IP)

Journal referee:

Cooperation and Conflict; Disasters Journal; Feminism & Psychology; Internasjonal Politikk; International Feminist Journal of Politics,  International Journal, International Journal of Transitional Justice; Journal of Peace Research; Nations and Nationalism; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology; Political Psychology; Security Dialouge.

Membership of scientific societies:

I am a member of the International Studies Association (ISA). I have attended and presented work at these conferences since 1998. I am also a member of the Gender, Peace and Security, (GPS) Network which is a Norwegian network of scholars who focus on the GPS agenda.



I have taught at the Department of Psychology, the Department of Political Science and at KULKOM at UiO. But, at the center for Gender Research I teach:

  • KFL 1020 Kjønn og vitenskap 
Tags: Gender Peace and Security, Bosnia, Sexual violence, Conflict, Political psychology
Published Feb. 7, 2019 8:55 AM - Last modified Jan. 18, 2021 9:12 AM