Gina Lende


Gina Lende
Gina Lende left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Lende's main emphasis is on how religious actors and institutions influence political change. As the coordinator of the Religion Research group at PRIO, she is in 2012 organising a series of public seminars addressing the role of religion in conflict and peace .
Her ongoing PhD-project investigates the changing role of religion in conflict societies by exploring the growing importance of Pentecostalism in Nigeria and Guatemala.    


Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, Spanish and some Arabic

Working experience:

2008- 2012 Researcher PRIO, alongside a Phd-stipend at the Norwegian School of Theology
2007 Senior Advisor/Researcher, PRIO
2005-2006 Centre Manager PRIO Cyprus Centre
2004 Project Manager, Eastern Mediterranean Project
2003-2008 Co-editor of "Babylon", a Nordic periodical on Middle Eastern and North African issues
2001-2002 Part-time teacher in Lofoten, Norway
1995-1996 Two years in Guatemala. Among other things, working as an observer in Guatemalan villages of returnees, and later working in the project management in Bergen, Norway


Master of Arts (Cand. Philol.), History of Religion at the University of Oslo.
Cand. Mag(equiv. to B.A) at the University of Bergen/ Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in the areas of Spanish/ Latin- America studies, Arabic/ Middle- Eastern studies and Sociology of Religion.