Marie Sandnes

Doctoral Researcher

Marie Sandnes
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 87
Mobile phone: +47 94891679

Research Interests

PhD topics: the G5 Sahel joint force and counterinsurgency in Mali.
  • African militaries and security force assistance
  • Organised violence, non-state actors and counterinsurgency
  • Regional cooperation and peacekeeping

Editor for the blog 'Monitoring South Sudan' @PRIOSouthSudan 



2018: One-year diploma, 'PGCE / PPU', University College of Østfold, NO
2016: MSc 'Conflict Studies', London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
2015: BSc (hons) 'Politics and International Relations', University of Bath, UK
2012: One-year diploma 'Culture Studies' in Ghana and India, OsloMet, NO


Norwegian: native
English: fluent
French: basic


The following publications are specific to the PRIO CCC Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Carrozza, Ilaria & Marie Sandnes (2021) Studying Diversity in European Academia: Transparency and Access to Syllabi on African Politics, Peace and Conflict, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

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