Trude Stapnes

Doctoral Researcher

Trude Stapnes
Mobile phone: +47 48 15 28 90


Trude Stapnes is a Doctoral Researcher on the project Inspirational creative practice: the work of artists in times of war and conflict (INSPIRE).

She previously worked as a Research Assistant within the Social Dynamics department and the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict on various projects including: 

Trude holds a master's degree in psychology from the University of Oslo. In her MA thesis she explored psychological driving forces in initiatives for societal change by looking at individual motives to participate in political protest in Myanmar. Her MA thesis was part of the project Societal Transformation in Conflict Contexts (TRANSFORM).


2016 - 2018: MA in Psychology, University of Oslo

2011 - 2014: BA in Psychology, University of Oslo


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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Stapnes, Trude & Cindy Horst (2020) Responsibility to Protest: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Motives for Protest Participation in Myanmar, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/pac0000473.

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