I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo’s Department of Political Science. I previously worked as a research fellow at Harvard's Middle East Initiative, the University of Michigan's Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and the University of Gothenburg's Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute. My research examines the causes and consequences of state violence in authoritarian regimes. My first book project theorizes autocrats' decision to use repression, based on in-depth fieldwork in Egypt and novel event data. More broadly, I am interested in issues of repression, military coups, revolutions, and the relationship between violence and political order, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa. My work has been published in the Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Politics and Social Science and Medicine .
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