Inger Skjelsbæk

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47-22845182
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Room S03-20
Available hours By agreement or by contacing
Visiting address Harald Schjelderups hus Forskningsveien 3A 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Scholarly interests:

  • Political psychology, peace and conflict issues, extremism, violence and social identities

  • Sexual violence in war  

  • Peace and reconciliation processes in the Balkans

  • Transitional justice

  • Gender and changing norms in transitions from war to peace

  • Qualitative research methodologies and critical psychology



  • 2007 Dr. Polit degree in Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  • 1996 Cand. Polit. degree in Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  • 1993 Cand. Mag. degree from the University of Oslo with the following subjects: English language and literature, French language and literature, psychology and social science statistics


  • 2015  Research Professor II in political psychology at Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).

  • 2009 – 2015 Deputy Director at PRIO with special responsibility for PRIO’s Project Development as well as Education Activities.

  • 2013 – 2015 Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo.

  • 2013 – 2014 Research Director for PRIO’s Dimensions of Security Department.

  • 2008 - 2009  Program Leader for the research program Ethics, Norms and Identities (ENI) at PRIO.

  • 2007 – 2015 Senior Researcher at PRIO.

  • 1998 – 2007 Junior Researcher at PRIO


Editorial memberships:

  • 2014    Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP)

  • 2011    Member of the Editorial Board of the International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFJP)

  • 2012    Member of the Editorial Board of Internasjonal Politikk (IP)

Journal referee:

Cooperation and Conflict; Disasters Journal; Feminism & Psychology; Internasjonal Politikk; International Feminist Journal of Politics,  International Journal, International Journal of Transitional Justice; Journal of Peace Research; Nations and Nationalism; Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology; Political Psychology; Security Dialouge

Membership of scientific societies:

I am a member of the International Studies Association (ISA) which organizes annual research conferences. I have attended and presented work at these conferences since 1998. I am also a member of the Gender, Peace and Security, (GPS) Network which is a Norwegian network of scholars who focus on the GPS agenda and who meet twice a year.





PSY 4505

PSY 4521

PSY 4506

PSY 4502B


Tags: Cultural and Community Psychology, Political psychology, Critical Psychology


  • Skjelsbæk, Inger & Doeland, Elin Martine (2017). Narratives of Support and Resistance: A Political Psychological Analysis of the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Political Psychology.  ISSN 0162-895X. . doi: doi: 10.1111/pops.12466
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2016). Interpreting the interpreter: Navigating translation, interpretation, and mediation. Culture & Psychology.  ISSN 1354-067X.  22(4), s 502- 519 . doi: 10.1177/1354067X16650830
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2015). The Military Perpetrator: A Narrative Analysis of Sentencing Judgments on Sexual Violence Offenders at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The Journal of Social and Political Psychology.  ISSN 2195-3325.  3(1), s 46- 70 . doi:
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2015). Women, War, Violence and Peacemaking - International Developments, In Kjersti Ericsson (ed.),  Women in War. Examples from Norway and Beyond.  Ashgate.  ISBN 9781472445179.  Chapter 14.  s 217 - 236
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). Seksualisert vold i krig. Speilvendt.  ISSN 1893-4560.  (2), s 4- 7
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). Soldaten som overgriper. Forsvarets forum.  ISSN 0809-845X.  5, s 58- 59
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2012). Responsibility to Protect or Prevent? Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Crimes in Armed Conflicts. Global Responsibility to Protect.  ISSN 1875-9858.  4(2), s 154- 171
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2011). Sexual Violence in the Post-Yugoslav Wars, In Kathleen Kuehnast; Chantal de Jonge Oudraat & Helga Hernes (ed.),  Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century.  United States Institute of Peace Press.  ISBN 978-1-60127-064-1.  Chapter.  s 65 - 84
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger & Tryggestad, Torunn Lise (2011). Kvinner i det norske forsvaret: Likestilling eller operasjonelt imperativ?. Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  41(1), s 53- 75
  • Harpviken, Kristian Berg & Skjelsbæk, Inger (2010). Tilslørt fredspolitikk. Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift.  ISSN 0800-336X.  27(4), s 379- 388
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2009). Kjønnsbasert vold i krig: Hvordan få god kunnskap og på hvilken måte?. Sosiologi i dag.  ISSN 0332-6330.  39(2), s 72- 90
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2009). Traditions and Transitions - Perceptions of "Good Womanhood" among twnety Bosnian Focus Group Participants. International feminist journal of politics.  ISSN 1461-6742.  11(3), s 392- 411 . doi: 10.1080/14616740903017737

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  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). Statsfeministen, Statsfeminismen og Verden Utenfor. Aschehough.  ISBN 978-82-03-35421-2.  91 s.
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2011). The Political Psychology of War Rape: Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-67117-0.  172 s.

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  • Andenæs, Agnes; Benum, Kirsten; Carlquist, Erik; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Hauge, Mona-Iren; Madsen, Ole Jacob; Moss, Sigrun Marie; Oddli, Hanne; Roen, Katrina; Råbu, Marit; Skjelsbæk, Inger; Stänicke, Erik; Strømme, Hanne; Sveaass, Nora & Tjersland, Odd Arne (2017). Sneversynt om psykologisk kunnskap. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.  198(5), s 28- 29
  • Houge, Anette Bringedal & Skjelsbæk, Inger (2017). Sexual violence as rupture and continuum in societies transitioning from war to peace.
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger; Sveaas, Nora & Kvaale, Rikke Marie Gjerde (2015). Therapeutic Prosecutions?. PRIO Policy Brief. 4.
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). "It's not small talk material" - om krig, fred, vold og forskning. Samtiden. Tidsskrift for politikk, litteratur og samfunnsspørsmål.  (3)
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). "It's not small talk material - om krig, fred, vold og forskning. Nytt blikk : årsskrift fra Stiftelsen Arkivet.  ISSN 1893-1960.  s 124- 135
  • Skjelsbæk, Inger (2013). Responsibility to Protect or Prevent? Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts, In Eli Stamnes; Sara E. Davies; Zim Nwokora & Sarah Teitt (ed.),  Responsibility to Protect and Women, Peace and Security.  Brill Academic Publishers.  ISBN 9789004257689.  4.  s 81 - 101

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