Øystein H. Rolandsen

Senior Researcher

Øystein H. Rolandsen
Email: oeystein@prio.org
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 65
Twitter: @oeysteinhr
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Research Interests

Follow me on Twitter: ​@oysteinhr​

  • Political violence and democratisation in Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa
  • Humanitarian policy and practices
  • History and current affairs of the two Sudans
  • Critical approaches to peace negotiations and post-war interventions
  • Forced Migration, borders and borderlands
  • African rebels and government counter-insurgency strategies
I am an historian and area specialist with experience from research, strategy development, information analysis, planning and administration of projects. Substantial professional experience from the non-government sector within the fields of policy advice, humanitarian aid and long-term development co-operation.​

Editorial Board member of the Centre for Peace and Development (CPDS) Journal, University of Juba, South Sudan.

I also run a blog titled Monitoring South Sudan​ @PRIOSouthSudan as a part of the PRIO projects The Dynamics of State Failure and Violence​ (DSFV) and Conflict Trends.


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Language Skills
Proficient: Norwegian, English
Basic skills: German, South Sudanese Arabic

Work Experience
2010-: Senior Researcher, PRIO 
005-2010: Researcher, Centre for the Study of Civil War​, PRIO 
2003-2005: Advisor, Norwegian People’s Aid
2002: Senior Executive Officer, Norwegian Centre for Human rights

Academic Visitorships 
2014: African Studies Centre, Oxford University
2012-2013: Global Security Institute/Dep. of History, Durham University
2007: Progra
mme of African Studies, Northwestern University

2010: Ph.D. History, University of Oslo
2003: Cand. philol. History, University of Oslo
2000: MA African History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
1999: Cand. mag. History and Political Science, University of Oslo 

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