Julie Marie Hansen

Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Gender, peace and security 
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Digital technology
  • Social media
  • Myanmar


Julie Marie Hansen is completing her doctoral work at PRIO and the University of Oslo on the role of social media in countering sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict settings, with a focus on Myanmar.

Work Experience

Advisor to the Director (temporary) at PRIO, April-Oct 2022

Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and Department of Media and Communication at University of Oslo, doing research on social media in armed conflict from a gender perspective and with focus on Myanmar context, Feb 2018 - April 2022

Project Coordinator of 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' project at PRIO, Sept 2020 - Dec 2021 (part-time)

Researcher & Centre Manager of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, Sept 2017 - Feb 2018

Research Assistant & Centre Coordinator of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, July 2015 - Sept 2017

Research Assistant on 'Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding' project at PRIO, Feb - July 2015

Research Assistant at Swisspeace, working on data collection, data analysis and report writing for research on gendered impacts of armed conflict and peacebuilding in southeast Myanmar, July - Dec 2014

Political Section Intern at British Embassy Oslo, working on international development policy analysis and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), Feb - July 2014

Translator from Norwegian, Danish and Swedish to English, freelance and in-house, 2011–2014


MSc in International Development Studies, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016

MA (Hons) in Social Policy and Scandinavian Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh​, 2011


English (native), Norwegian (fluent), Swedish (fluent in written language), Danish (fluent in written language), French (basic)


The following publications are specific to the PRIO Migration Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Hansen, Julie Marie (2016) Women Building Peace after Forced Migration: The Case of the Myanmar Diaspora in Norway, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

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