Tore Bjørgo, Professor and Director of C-REX, Centre for Research on Extremism - Right-Wing Extremism, Hate Crime and Political Violence, University of Oslo. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where he has been Professor of Police Science (since 2004) and Research Director (2005-2007).
His research has covered a broad range of topics, often in combinations: political violence/terrorism, racism/right-wing extremism, deradicalisation and disengagement, criminal gangs and subcultures, crime prevention/counter-terrorism, police science, conflicts in the Middle East, and political communication.
Randi Solhjell, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Police University College and the Center for Research on Violent Extremism at the University of Oslo.
Her work includes research on statehood and citizenship in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), gender and security discourses, minority and trust in the police and hate crimes. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has previously worked at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and in UN Peace Operation in the DRC (MONUSCO).
Rita Augestad Knudsen is a Senior Researcher at NUPI and part is the managing director of the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime, and affiliated with C-REX.
Rita Augestad Knudsen’s main competence is on terrorism-, extremism, and radicalisation-related risk assessment, the concept of ‘radicalisation’, UK counter-terrorism, as well as the history of self-determination in international politics and international law, besides the Balkans, especially Kosovo. Her publications include analyses of international security cooperation on sanctions and international statebuilding, and her PhD in international history/intellectual history from the London School of Economics and Political Science was on ‘self-determination’ and freedom in international discourse.
Jacob Aasland Ravndal is a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo.
His current research interests include the relationship between left- and right-wing militancy, terrorist tactics, and how ideas, emotions and relations shape violent extremist behavior.