Through active recruitment in 2019 we have added twelve new great employees to our international and vibrant research environment. 

Kjersti Gravelseter Berg is the post-doctoral researcher on the project Supercamp: Genealogies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East. She also contributes to the Urban 3DP project. She has strong experience of working on the Palestine-Israel conflict, Palestinian refugees and international aid.

Frederik Degrave is our new project and administration officer. He assists our researchers with the administrative part of their research projects. Frederik has a background in sales and marketing

Anwesha Dutta is a political scientist and postdoctoral researcher working on the USAID funded project Targeting Natural Resource Corruption. She has a PhD from the University of Ghent where her focus was on the political ecology of resource extraction, conservation and livelihoods on the India-Bhutan borderlands.

Robert Forster joins the project on Urban displacement, development and donor policies in the Middle East as PhD candidate. Robert was a research associate with the Political Settlements Research Programme at the University of Edinburgh.  

Carlo Koos is a new senior researcher and came to CMI from the University of Konstanz.  He is a political scientist focusing on conflict, peace and development.

Pauline Lemaire is PhD candidate on the Youth in Africa: How Africa’s post conflict regimes handle the African millennials project. Prior to joining CMI, she worked as a consultant in the fields of political and security risk.

Sophie Lemaître leads U4’s work on natural resources and illicit financial flows. She is a lawyer specialised in IFFs and natural resources, with a specific focus on forestry, extractive industries and wildlife.

Guillaume Nicaise is an anthropologist who works on local public governance and corruption risk management. As senior adviser, he will lead U4’s work on good governance and corruption risk management.

Edyta Roszko joins CMI as a senior researcher. She is an anthropologist interested in maritime territorialisation, militarization of oceans, human security, markets and historical anthropology. She is project manager of an ERC starting grant project Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple mobilities in and out of the South China Sea.

Hilde Selbervik is a senior researcher who will primarily work on the Development Learning Lab. She is a contemporary historian interested in development aid, human rights, economic and political reforms, conditionality and international negotiations.

Cathrine Talleraas holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Oslo in which she researched how state institutions engage with people who lead transnational lives. She is a post-doctoral researcher on the project Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration management in Africa and the Middle East (EFFEXT).  

Salla Turunen is the doctoral candidate for the project Humanitarian Diplomacy: Assessing policies, practices and impact of new forms of humanitarian action and foreign policy. She previously worked with the UN on issues related to gender.

We are also happy to recruit Synnøve Bendixsen and Carmeliza Rosario as affiliated researchers on individual projects.