Eirin Haugseth

Doctoral Researcher

Eirin Haugseth
Email: eirhau@prio.org
Twitter: eirinapekatt

Research Interests

  • Civil resistance/social movements
  • Social unrest and mobilisation
  • Consequences of migration on host communities
  • Democratisation and social change


I am a doctoral researcher on the RCN-funded project 'TRUST: Attitudinal Impacts of Refugees on Host Communities in the Global South', where my PhD project investigates host-refugee dynamics through analysing spatial data. Does hosting refugees increase the occurrence of (non)violent mobilisation across non-Western contexts, and are there subnational differences? More broadly, I am interested in the effects and consequences of civil society mobilisation as a call for social change. Previously, I have studied the impacts of organisational participation in civil resistance movements in African countries on post-resistance democratisation.

Professional background

2022 (Michaelmas term): Visiting academic, University of Oxford, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, Oxford, UK

2022: Visiting scholar, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy, Tucson, AZ, USA

2021-: Doctoral Researcher, PRIO

2019-2020: Research Assistant on the GEO-ISD project, NTNU

2019-2020: Research Assistant on the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns project, NTNU


2018-2020: MSc Political Science, NTNU. Courses in Causes of War, Theories of Democracy and Applied and Advanced Social Statistics.

2015-2017: BA Political Science, NTNU. Specialisation in Comparative Politics.

2013-2014: One-year Programme in Humanities, NTNU

2013: Peace and Conflict Studies, Kulturstudier in Pondicherry, India

2010-2012: International Baccalaureate, Gjøvik videregående skole