Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

Research Director

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Work phone: 22 54 77 52
Twitter: @MariaGJumbert

Research Interests

  • EU border security policies in the Mediterranean: competing narratives on migration, humanitarian needs and border control
  • Security and humanitarian surveillance technologies: legal framework, political and ethical challenges
  • Humanitarian crises and their internationalization: new tools of communication, changing forms of media coverage, agenda-setting, international mobilization and shaping of crisis narratives, and the emerging or challenging norms of international responsibilities in internal crises (R2P, Protection of civilians, etc.)
  • Rising powers' involvement in humanitarianism and peacekeeping: the case of Brazil
  • Conflict dynamics in Sudan and East Africa


​Director, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS)
Member of PRIO Board (2016-2018)
​​​​​​​​​​Working experience:
Jan. 2011-present: Senior Researcher, PRIO
2006-2010: Doctoral researcher, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI), SciencesPo, Paris
2009-2011: Lecturer, Master of Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Sciences Po, Lille
2007 and 2009: Guest researcher at Cedej, Khartoum
2005 and 2007: Guest researcher at NUPI, Oslo                     
2008: Visiting Scholar at SIPA, Columbia University, New York  
University lecturing:
2009-2011, Sciences Po Lille: Courses on International Relations, Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding and Mediatization of Conflicts
2008-2011, SciencesPo Paris: Courses on World Politics, International Relations and International Management of Armed Conflicts
2004-2009: Correspondent for Morgenbladet (Norwegian weekly)
2004: Journalist, Al Ahram Weekly, International desk, Cairo
2005-2006: Assistant to the permanent delegate, Norwegian Delegation to UNESCO, Paris

·         Ph.D., Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2010)
Dissertation title:  “The internationalization of the Sudanese conflicts: from South-Sudan to Darfur. Agenda-setting, mobilization and qualifications”
·         Research Master, Political science of international relations, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2006)
·         Master, International Affairs, Major in Security and Conflict Resolution, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/SciencesPo (2005)
·         Undergraduate degrees in Sociology (UiO, 2001), development studies (HiO, 2002), and International relations (SciencesPo, 2003)    
Fluent: Norwegian, French, English
Intermediate: Arabic, German


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