PRIO, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway

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Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert holds a PhD in International Relations and Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, SciencesPo Paris (2010). She is Senior researcher and Research director at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and Director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS). Her work focuses on how new information and surveillance technologies produce humanitarian and security practices, especially related to human mobility and borders. She leads a Research Council of Norway (RCN) funded project ‘Humanitarianism, Borders and the Governance of Mobility: the EU and the ‘Refugee Crisis’’, and was project leader of the project ‘Brazil’s Rise to the Global Stage: Humanitarianism, Peacekeeping and the Quest for Great Powerhood’, also funded by the RCN. Her work has appeared in inter alia the Journal of Modern African Studies, Disasters, Third World Quarterly, the International Review of the Red Cross and the Review of International Studies.

Themes related to current research:

  • Humanitarianism
  • Security (and interfaces between humanitarian aid and security measures)
  •  Borders
  •  EU Migration Policies
  •  New Technologies and Media
  •  Citizen Humanitarianism and Social Mobilization

​For more information about her research activities and publications see here.