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Sigrun Marie Moss

Affiliated Senior Advisor



Sigrun Marie Moss is completing a PhD in Political Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), focusing on political leadership’s use of social identities in peacebuilding and conflict, looking at Sudan, Rwanda and Zanzibar. She is also at the Research School in Peace and Conflict at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO). She holds an MSc in Social and Community Psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where she looked at intergroup conflict and dialogue focusing on Sudan – South Sudan, and Zanzibar, and a BA in Social Psychology from the University of Oslo, where she focused on ethnocentrism and intergroup conflict.

Prior to her PhD, from 2009-2010, she spent 10 months on Pemba, Tanzania, working as an ILPI advisor, reporting on the conflict situation, and observing the voter registration process and the elections. Before this Moss worked for the Norwegian Peace Association, and had an internship with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, where she held the day-to-day responsibility for humanitarian affairs and human rights.

Moss is associated with the ILPI Centre for African Studies.

Focus Areas

  • Political Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Governance
  • Peace and Conflict

Countries & Regions

  • Sudan
  • Rwanda
  • Zanzibar


  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Basic knowledge of Swahili and German
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