Karin Dyrstad

Associate Professor

Karin Dyrstad
Institution: NTNU
Email: karin.dyrstad@ntnu.no
Website: www.ntnu.no
Karin Dyrstad is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

PhD project ”Prospects for democracy in South-East Europe. Democratic values and political participation in Balkan.”



2012: PhD Political Science, NTNU

2006 - 2007: M.A. Political Science from NTNU.

2002 – 2006: Bachelor in Political Science from NTNU and Universidad de Chile, Santiago, with supporting courses in economics, sociology and Latin American history and politics.

Working Experience:
- PhD candidate at NTNU and PRIO from April 2008
- Research Assistant at NTNU, department of Sociology and Political Science (August 2007 – April 2008).
- Teaching Assistant (courses in applied research methods and economics, 2005 – 2007).

Languages spoken
Norwegian, English, Spanish


PRIO Projects



PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.


The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Dyrstad, Karin (2012) After ethnic civil war: Ethno-nationalism in the Western Balkans, Journal of Peace Research 49(6): 817–831.
Simkus, Albert; Ola Listhaug; Karin Dyrstad; Halvard Buhaug & Kristen Ringdal (2011) Microfoundations of Civil Conflict Reconciliation: Ethnicity and Context, International Interactions 37(4): 363–387.

Conference Paper

Dyrstad, Karin & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) Power sharing and political confidence: Postconflict Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia, presented at Domestic Elites and Opinion, Konstanz, 07 Sep 2012.