Siri Aas Rustad

Senior Researcher

Siri Aas Rustad
Work phone: 22 54 77 47
Mobile phone: 47 917 00 274
Twitter: @SiriRustadPRIO

Research Interests

Natural Resources and Civil War

Wealth Sharing in Post-conflict situations


​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Working experience:

PhD candidate at PRIO from January 2008

Working as a Research Assistant at PRIO for Nils Petter Gleditsch and Scott Gates (November 2005- December 2007)

Coordinator for PRIO’s Peace Research Course at the International Summer School at Blindern (Summer 2006).

Project Coordinator for North Caucasus, Building Peaces

2002-2005:Cand.Polit (Political Science from NTNU and Reading University and PRIO)

1998-2001:Cand.mag (Political Science, History and Macro Economics, from NTNU and Charles University, Praha)


The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Østby, Gudrun; Ragnhild Nordås & Siri Aas Rustad (2016) Does Artisanal Mining Increase the Risk of Sexual Violence? Micro-level evidence from Eastern Congo, Quality in Primary Care 24(2): 77–80.
Nordås, Ragnhild; Siri Aas Rustad & Gudrun Østby (2016) Artisanal mining, conflict, and sexual violence in Eastern DRC, The Extractive Industries and Society 3(2): 475–484.
Rustad, Siri Aas & Ragnhild Nordås (2013) Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers: Understanding Variation, International Interactions 39(4): 511–534.

Book Chapter

Rustad, Siri Aas & Ragnhild Nordås (2015) Assessing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by Peacekeepers, in Olsson, Louise; & Theodora-Ismene Gizelis , eds, Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UNSCR 1325. London: Taylor & Francis (138–162).

PRIO Paper

Alldén, Susanne; Siri Aas Rustad; Ragnhild Nordås; Rosalie Biaba; John Quattrochi; Aline Cikara; Christine Amisi & Gudrun Østby (2016) Social Inclusion of Survivors of Sexual Violence: How Do Support Programs Work?, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.