Lise Endregard Hemat

Research Assistant

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Border control
  • Security technologies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • International Human Rights Law


​Lise's work at PRIO revolves around security practices through topics such as technology development, civil society engagement, and human rights. In addition, she is currently studying for her second master's degree, this time in Law at the University of Oslo. 


  • 2020 - 2022: Writing Consultant at The Academic Writing Centre, University of Oslo (UiO)
  • 2021: Intern at the Norwegian Human Rights Institute (NIM)
  • 2020: Coordinated the Refugee Guide activity at Red Cross Vestby and Ås
  • 2018 - 2020: Writing Consultant at The Writing Centre, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)


  • Master's degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights at the University of Oslo (UiO)
  • Bachelor's degree in International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)


Norwegian, English, Spanish (intermediate)


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

All Publications

Master Thesis

Hemat, Lise Endregard (2022) 'Just' Research: A Case Study of EU-funded Research with Experimental Artificial Intelligence Technology for Border Control. MA thesis, The Faculty of Law, Norwegian Centre for Human Right (NCHR), University of Oslo, Oslo.

PRIO Policy Brief

Hemat, Lise Endregard (2022) Trends in the Digitalisation of EU Borders: How Experimentations with AI for Border Control Treat Migrants as Test Subjects, PRIO Policy Brief, 15. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Maisie Fitzmaurice; Mira Ivanova; Elinor Karl; & Lise Endregard Hemat (2022) Documentation of qualitative data collection, MIGNEX Handbook Chapter. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).