Principal Investigators

dara_cohen AT hks.harvard DOT edu

Dara Kay Cohen is a Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her first book Rape During Civil War (Cornell, 2016) examines the variation in the use of wartime rape during recent civil conflicts; the research for the book draws on fieldwork in Sierra Leone, East Timor and El Salvador, where she interviewed more than 200 ex-combatants and noncombatants. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science ReviewWorld PoliticsJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace Research and International Security. Cohen received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.

ragnhild AT prio DOT no

Ragnhild Nordås is Senior Researcher at PRIO and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her central research focus is on dynamics of political violence, identity politics, demography and religion in war, and gender and international relations. She combines cross-national comparative approaches with more in-depth studies of particular cases and countries. Her research has appeared in the American Journal of Political SciencePolitical GeographyJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of Peace Research, and International Studies Quarterly. Nordås received her Ph.D. in political science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.