I am a PhD candidate in political science at NTNU, and I work on the Anatomy of Resistance Campaigns (ARC) project led by Professor Charles Butcher.
In my dissertation project, I study under what conditions pro-democracy protests succeed, with a particular focus on movements mobilizing against democratic decline.
I have a particular interest for civil resistance movements, which are movements that apply a variety of nonviolent tactics to achieve their goals. The aim of my project is to understand the role of mobilized ordinary citizens in building or protecting democracy, and when movements can be successful in a world where global democracy levels are declining and previously consolidated democracies are experiencing democratic backsliding.
To understand the dynamics of pro-democracy protests, I leverage original and existing datasets on mass mobilization against the regime. This allows me to both trace how pro-democracy movements developed over time, as well as test more general arguments using a variety of quantitative techniques on large n-datasets.
In addition to my research, I have held lectures in a variety of courses at NTNU including POL2014 - Specialization in Political Science: Comparative Politics and SOS1002 - Research Methods in the Social Sciences, as well as supervised bachelor students in comparative politics.