Sigrun Marie Moss

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47 22845150
Room S03-11
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Intergroup relations and intergroup conflict

  • Social identity

  • Identity policies and nationalism

  • Political leadership

  • Framing

  • Africa (main focus on Rwanda, Zanzibar (Tanzania) and Sudan)

  • Qualitative methodology

Courses taught

PSY4506 -   Human Rights, Democracy and Reconstruction after Conflict; A community based approach

PSY4521 - Project Development and Methodology


2016: Associate professor, Cultural and community psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

2010-2015: Doctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. (Thesis: Negotiations of identities in Rwanda, Zanzibar and Sudan. Macro-level identity approaches and micro-level responses)

2009-2010: Advisor, International Law and Policy Institute (Pemba, Tanzania)

2006-2009: MSc, Social and community psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

2007-2008: Intern, The Norwegian Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tags: Cultural and Community Psychology, Social Psychology


  • Larsen, Eirinn; Skjelsbæk, Inger & Moss, Sigrun Marie (2021). Introduction, In Eirinn Larsen; Inger Skjelsbæk & Sigrun Marie Moss (ed.),  Gender Equality and Nation Branding in the Nordic Region.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780367861353.  Introduksjon.  s 1 - 12
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie & Solheim, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen (2021). Shifting Diversity Discourses and New Feeling Rules? The Case of Brexit. Human Arenas.  ISSN 2522-5790. . doi: 10.1007/s42087-020-00177-9
  • Sandbakken, Ella Marie & Moss, Sigrun Marie (2021). “Now We Are All in the Same Boat. At the Same Time, We Are Not.” Meaning-Making and Coping Under COVID-19 Lockdown in Norway. Human Arenas.  ISSN 2522-5790. . doi: 10.1007/s42087-021-00208-z
  • Solheim, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen & Moss, Sigrun Marie (2021). Inter-organizational learning within an organization? Mainstreaming gender policies in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs . Learning Organization.  ISSN 0969-6474.  s 1- 14 . doi: 10.1108/TLO-05-2020-0103
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2020). The Ethics of Researching and Writing About Collective Victimhood in Postconflict Societies, In Johanna Ray Vollhardt (ed.),  The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 0190875208.  Kapittel 20.  s 421 - 440
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie & Hajj, Hajj Mohammed (2020). Keepers of Local Know-How in Conflict: Conversations Between Research Assistant and Researcher, In  Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field..  Springer Nature.  ISBN 978-3-030-44113-5.  3.  s 29 - 48
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie & Langford, Malcolm (2020). Militæraktivisme brandet som fredsaktivisme? Norges kampanje for en plass i FNs sikkerhetsråd. Internasjonal Politikk - Skandinavisk tidsskrift for internasjonale studier.  ISSN 0020-577X.  78(3), s 397- 410 . doi: Full text in Research Archive.
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2019). Leadership strategies of mobilisation and demobilisation in Sudan. The Journal of Social and Political Psychology.  ISSN 2195-3325.  7(2), s 997- 1020 . doi: 10.5964/jspp.v7i2.869 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie; Ulug, Ozden Melis & Acar, Yasemin Gulsum (2019). Doing research in conflict contexts: Practical and ethical challenges for researchers when conducting fieldwork. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology.  ISSN 1078-1919.  25(1), s 86- 99 . doi: 10.1037/pac0000334
  • Røren, Marie; Jessen, Reidar Schei; Divon, Shai André & Moss, Sigrun Marie (2019). Intercultural attention in trauma treatment: Western trauma treatment negotiated and modified in Sudan. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.  ISSN 0147-1767.  70(May), s 67- 77 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.03.002 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2017). From political to national identity in Zanizbar. Narratives on changes in social practices., In Sangheeta Bagga-Gupta; Aase Lyngvær Hansen & Julie Feilberg (ed.),  Identity Revisited and Reimagined. Empirical and Theoretical Contributions on Embodied Communication Across Time and Space.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-58056-2.  8.  s 169 - 186
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2017). Identitetsentreprenørene. Speilvendt.  ISSN 1893-4560.  2
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2017). Identity Hierarchy Within the Sudanese Superordinate Identity: Political Leadership Promoting and Demoting Subordinate Groups. Political Psychology.  ISSN 0162-895X.  38(6), s 925- 942 . doi: 10.1111/pops.12378
  • Phelps, Joshua; Moss, Sigrun Marie & Larsen, Nils Morten (2017). Sosial interaksjon, I: Joshua Phelps; Nils Morten Larsen & Manjeet Singh (red.),  Kommunikasjon og konflikthåndtering i operativt politiarbeid: Sosialpsykologiske perspektiver.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215027913.  4.  s 71 - 110
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2016). "Country first, politics later" reasons for dual recategorization in zanzibari narratives. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology.  ISSN 1078-1919.  22(4), s 318- 328 . doi: 10.1037/pac0000223 Show summary
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2016). Representations of social identities in Rwanda., In Shelly McKeown; Reeshma Haji & Neil Ferguson (ed.),  Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory.  Springer.  ISBN 9783319298672.  Kapittel 13.  s 199 - 213
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie & Vollhardt, Johanna Ray (2016). “You Can't Give a Syringe with Unity”: Rwandan Responses to the Government's Single Recategorization Policies. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP).  ISSN 1529-7489.  16(1), s 325- 359 . doi: 10.1111/asap.12097
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie & Tronvoll, Kjetil (2015). “We are all Zanzibari!” Identity formation and political reconciliation in Zanzibar. Journal of Eastern African Studies.  ISSN 1753-1055.  9(1), s 91- 109 . doi: 10.1080/17531055.2014.985357 Show summary
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2014). Beyond Conflict and Spoilt Identities: How Rwandan Leaders Justify a Single Recategorization Model for Post-Conflict Reconciliation. The Journal of Social and Political Psychology.  ISSN 2195-3325.  2(1) . doi: 10.5964/jspp.v2i1.291
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie (2013). Sosial rekategorisering som politisk strategi i fredsbygging. Erfaringer fra Rwanda og Zanzibar. Impuls : Tidsskrift for psykologi.  ISSN 0801-2911.  s 24- 42

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  • Larsen, Eirinn; Skjelsbæk, Inger & Moss, Sigrun Marie (ed.) (2021). Gender Equality and Nation Branding in the Nordic Region. Routledge.  ISBN 9780367861353.  233 s.
  • Acar, Yasemin Gulsum; Moss, Sigrun Marie & Uluğ, Özden Melis (2020). Researching Peace, Conflict, and Power in the Field.. Springer Nature.  ISBN 978-3-030-44113-5.  379 s.
  • Moss, Sigrun Marie; Acar, Yasemin Gulsum & Ulug, Melis (ed.) (2020). Researching peace, conflict and power in the field. Methodological challenges and opportunities. Springer Nature.  ISBN 9783030441128.  383 s.

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Published Mar. 3, 2016 3:05 PM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2016 8:48 AM

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