Deminer in Afghanistan. Photo: Antonio De Lauri


We study the effects of conflict and war on different social groups, vulnerabilities, and human mobility.

Antonio De Lauri

Research Professor

Lovise Aalen

Senior Researcher

Kjersti G. Berg

Post-doctoral researcher

Iva Jelusic

Post Doctoral Researcher

Eva Johais

Post Doctoral Researcher

Carlo Koos

Associated Senior Researcher

Heidi Mogstad

Post Doctoral Researcher

Carmeliza Rosario

Post-doctoral Researcher

Edyta Roszko

Senior Researcher, Principal Investigator: TransOcean (ERC Starting Grant)

Arne Strand

Senior Researcher

Torunn Wimpelmann

Research Director

Our researchers investigate the dynamics and impact of conflicts using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Drawing mostly from anthropology, political science, economics, and history, we conduct long-term fieldwork research, surveys, and randomized controlled trials as well as evaluations and commissioned work.

Our research and evaluation expertise:

  • War and soldiering
  • Armed groups and insurgencies
  • Sexual violence in conflict
  • Conflict and minorities
  • Humanitarian-military interventions
  • Post-war reconstruction and state-building


Our researchers work in several geographical regions including the Middle East, Central and South Asia, South-East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe. We collaborate with selected partners and our work is characterized by in-depth country expertise.