Background and activities

I'm interested in the gendered aspects of conflict, non-violent conflict, and quantitative research methods. In my PhD project, I look at women's involvement in resistance campaigns for democratization or regime change. Some of the questions I investigate is: To what extent do women participate in such movements? Which factors predict the mobilization of women? How does the involvement (or absence) of women impact the outcome of the campaign? 

I'm associated with the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns (ARC) project, as well as Securing the Victory? Understanding Dynamics of Short-run and Long-term Success in Popular Uprisings and Democratization (SECVIC).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database


  • Rustad, Siri Camilla Aas; Bakken, Ingrid Vik. (2019) Conflict Trends in Africa, 1989–2018. 2019. ISBN 978-82-343-0026-4. Conflict Trends (6).
  • Bakken, Ingrid Vik; Rustad, Siri Camilla Aas. (2018) Conflict Trends in Africa, 1989–2017. 2018. ISBN 978-82-7288-886-1. Conflict Trends (6).
  • Klugman, Jeni; Dahl, Marianne; Bakken, Ingrid Vik. (2018) The Women, Peace, and Security Index: A Global Index of Women’s Wellbeing. 2018. ISBN 978-82-7288-890-8. PRIO Paper (2018).