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Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies and Professor of Sociology of Law, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

I am a Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO, and the coordinator for the Humanitarianism research group. I have previously been the Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. My main affiliation is now with the University of Oslo, where I am a professor at the faculty of Law (Sociology of Law) and writing a legal sociology of humanitarianism. At PRIO, I lead the projects "Aid in Crisis? Rights-Based Approaches and Humanitarian Outcomes" and "Do No Harm: Ethical Humanitarian Innovation". I am also a member of PRIOs new project on Humanitarian Borders. I continue my work on technology, law and gender in the humanitarian space and beyond. This spring I will particularly be working on criminalization of humanitarianism.


  • –present
    Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)