Anne-Kathrin Kreft

Postdoctoral Fellow - Institutt for Statsvitenskap
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Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Armed conflict, political violence, gender, conflict-related sexual violence, civil society, international responses to armed conflict, women's rights, Colombia, mixed methods, fieldwork, survey experiments


Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Mar-Sep 2020)

PhD Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2019)

MA Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2015)

MA Political Science, Western Washington University, USA (2010)

BA British and American Studies (major), Text Technology (minor), University of Bielefeld, Germany (2007)

Visiting researcher:

German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany (2022)

Centre for Gender Resarch, University of Oslo, Norway (2020)

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (2018)

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway (2017)

Anne-Kathrin Kreft has also worked as project manager in higher education research and consulting, and she has completed short-term positions and internships at KfW Development Bank (Frankfurt, Germany), German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ (Lusaka, Zambia), the German Federal Foreign Office (Berlin, Germany) and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (New York, USA).


Christiane-Rajewsky-Prize for PhD dissertation "Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Threat, Mobilization and Gender Norms", German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies (2020)

James Caporaso Best Paper Award for "Authoritarian Institutions and Women's Rights" (co-authored with Daniela Donno), Comparative Political Studies (2020)


Tags: Conflict, Violence, Gender, Civil society


  • Agerberg, Mattias & Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2022). Sexual violence, gendered protection and support for intervention. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. doi: 10.1177/00223433221092960. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2022). “This Patriarchal, Machista and Unequal Culture of Ours”: Obstacles to Confronting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society. ISSN 1072-4745. doi: 10.1093/sp/jxac018.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Schulz, Philipp (2022). Political Agency, Victimhood, and Gender in Contexts of Armed Conflict: Moving beyond Dichotomies. International Studies Quarterly. ISSN 0020-8833. 66(2). doi: 10.1093/isq/sqac022. Full text in Research Archive
  • Schulz, Philipp; Kreft, Anne-Kathrin; Touquet, Heleen & Martin, Sarah (2022). Self-care for gender-based violence researchers – Beyond bubble baths and chocolate pralines. Qualitative Research. ISSN 1468-7941. doi: 10.1177/14687941221087868. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin; Niklasson, Birgitta & Towns, Ann E. (2022). Do gender patterns in diplomacy disappear over time? European Journal of Politics and Gender. ISSN 2515-1088. 5(3), p. 279–302. doi: 10.1332/251510821X16473315423448.
  • Schulz, Philipp & Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2022). Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence . Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin; Towns, Ann E.; Jezierska, Katarzyna & Niklasson, Birgitta (2020). COVID-19 and Gender: A Necessary Connection in Diplomatic Studies. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. ISSN 1871-1901. 15(4), p. 636–647.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2020). Civil Society Perspectives on Sexual Violence in Conflict: Patriarchy and War Strategy in Colombia. International Affairs. ISSN 0020-5850. 96(2), p. 457–478.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Donno, Daniela (2019). Authoritarian Institutions and Women's Rights. Comparative Political Studies. ISSN 0010-4140. 52(5), p. 720–753.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2019). Responding to Sexual Violence: Women's Mobilization in War. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 26(2), p. 220–233.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin & Agerberg, Mattias (2019). Gendered Conflict, Gendered Outcomes: The Politicization of Sexual Violence and Quota Adoption. Journal of Conflict Resolution. ISSN 0022-0027. 64(2-3), p. 290–317.
  • Kreft, Anne-Kathrin (2017). The Gender Mainstreaming Gap: Security Council Resolution 1325 and UN Peacekeeping Mandates. International Peacekeeping. ISSN 1353-3312. 24(1), p. 132–158.

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