Solveig Hillesund

Postdoctoral Fellow - Institutt for Statsvitenskap
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Room 1016
Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Research interests

  • Civil wars and political violence
  • Nonviolent resistance
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Inequality
  • Quantitative methods
  • Comparative politics


Researcher, NIFU, 2019-2020

Transportation analyst, Norwegian Railway Directorate (Jernbaneverket), 2014-2015

Research assistant, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, 2013-2014

MA in Political Science, University of Oslo, 2013

BA in International Relations, University of Oslo, 2011

Tags: Comparative Politics, Civil war, Nonviolent conflict, Inequality, Quantitative methods


  • Hillesund, Solveig (2022). To fight or demonstrate? Micro foundations of inequality and conflict. Conflict Management and Peace Science. ISSN 0738-8942. 39(2), p. 166–190. doi: 10.1177/07388942211017881. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hillesund, Solveig & Østby, Gudrun (2020). Inequality, Identity, and Conflict. In Osler Hampson, Fren; Özerdem, Alpaslan & Kent, Jonathan (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development. Routledge. ISSN 9780815397854. p. 213–223.
  • Dyrstad, Karin & Hillesund, Solveig (2020). Explaining Support for Political Violence: Grievance and Perceived Opportunity. Journal of Conflict Resolution. ISSN 0022-0027. 64(9), p. 1724–1753. doi: 10.1177/0022002720909886. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hillesund, Solveig; Barrett, Gray; Bahgat, Karim; Dupuy, Kendra; Gates, Scott & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Horizontal inequality and armed conflict: a comprehensive literature review. Revue canadienne d'études du développement. ISSN 0225-5189. p. 1–19. doi: 10.1080/02255189.2018.1517641. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hillesund, Solveig (2017). Choosing Whom to Target: Horizontal Inequality and the Risk of Civil and Communal Violence. Journal of Conflict Resolution. ISSN 0022-0027. 63(2), p. 528–554. doi: 10.1177/0022002717734286. Full text in Research Archive
  • Hillesund, Solveig (2015). A dangerous discrepancy: Testing the micro-dynamics of horizontal inequality on Palestinian support for armed resistance. Journal of Peace Research. ISSN 0022-3433. 52(1), p. 76–90. doi: 10.1177/0022343314551080.
  • Hillesund, Solveig (2014). Rasjonalitet, frustrasjon og væpnet motstand: Palestinske holdninger til vold og kompromiss. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. ISSN 1503-5727. 12(1), p. 56–71. doi: 10.5617/ba.4147.

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  • Hillesund, Solveig; Gates, Scott & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv (2019). Choosing Targets and Tactics: How Horizontal Inequality Spurs Conflict. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo.
  • Sivertsen, Gunnar; Solberg, Espen; Børing, Pål; Hillesund, Solveig & Piro, Fredrik Niclas (2019). Bibliometric analysis and career mapping of the SFF scheme : Sub-report II to the SFF evaluation panel. Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning NIFU. ISSN 978-82-327-0444-6.
  • Bahgat, Karim; Barrett, Gray; Dupuy, Kendra; Gates, Scott; Hillesund, Solveig & Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Inequality and Armed Conflict: Evidence and Policy Recommendations. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). ISSN 978-82-7288-791-8. 2017(1).

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