Julie Marie Hansen

Adviser to the Director (temporary replacement)

Research Interests

  • Gender, peace and security 
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Digital technology
  • Social media
  • Myanmar

Background

Julie Marie Hansen is Adviser to the Director (temporary replacement until end of September 2022). 

As Adviser to the Director, Julie provides strategic, organisational and administrative support to the Director and to the PRIO Leader Team. Other tasks include:

In addition, Julie is completing her doctoral work at PRIO and the University of Oslo on the role of social media in countering sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict settings, with a focus on Myanmar. She is also the coordinator of PRIO's Media Research Group.


Work Experience

Advisor to the Director (temporary replacement) at PRIO, May-Sept 2022

Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and Department of Media and Communication at University of Oslo, doing research on social media in armed conflict from a gender perspective and with focus on Myanmar context, Feb 2018 - April 2022

Project Coordinator of 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' project at PRIO, Sept 2020 - Dec 2021 (part-time)

Researcher & Centre Manager of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, Sept 2017 - Feb 2018

Research Assistant & Centre Coordinator of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, July 2015 - Sept 2017

Research Assistant on 'Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding' project at PRIO, Feb - July 2015

Research Assistant at Swisspeace, working on data collection, data analysis and report writing for research on gendered impacts of armed conflict and peacebuilding in southeast Myanmar, July - Dec 2014

Political Section Intern at British Embassy Oslo, working on international development policy analysis and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), Feb - July 2014

Translator from Norwegian, Danish and Swedish to English, freelance and in-house, 2011–2014


Education

MSc in International Development Studies, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016

MA (Hons) in Social Policy and Scandinavian Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh​, 2011


Languages

English (native), Norwegian (fluent), Swedish (fluent in written language), Danish (fluent in written language), French (basic)

Events

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

Publications

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

All Publications

PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update

Hansen, Julie Marie & Johanne Rokke Elvebakken (2019) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update - December 2019, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2019: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Gender Financing at the UN Peacebuilding Fund, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Empowering Survivors of Sexual Violence in DR Congo, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update - September 2017, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update – December 2017, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Gender and Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2016) DDR through a Gender Lens in Nepal and Myanmar, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2016) Integrating Gender into Foreign Policy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2016) Women Engaging in Islamic Charity as ‘Development Agents’, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2015) 15 Years of UNSC Resolution 1325, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) PRIO Launches New Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Jenny Lorentzen (2015) Women’s Legal Mobilisation in a Violent Context: Lessons from internally displaced women’s organisations in Colombia, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Julie Marie Hansen & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2015) Somali Women’s Civic Engagement: Past, Present and Future, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.

GPS Policy Brief

Hansen, Julie Marie (2016) Women Building Peace after Forced Migration: The Case of the Myanmar Diaspora in Norway, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Skjelsbæk, Inger; Julie Marie Hansen & Jenny Lorentzen (2020) Hopes and misguided expectations: How policy documents frame gender in efforts at preventing terrorism and violent extremism, Politics, Religion & Ideology 21(4): 469–486.

Popular Article

Hansen, Julie Marie (2018) The Other Side of Facebook in Myanmar, PRIO Blogs, 12 November.
Hansen, Julie Marie; Kristin Lund; Laura Mitchell; Rita Sandberg; Elisabeth Slåttum; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Hilde Salvesen (2017) “No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation, PRIO Blogs, 27 October.

Conference Paper

Hansen, Julie Marie (2020) Breaking the Silence? The Role of Social Media in Raising Awareness about Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, presented at PRIO-MIPS final conference Social media in armed conflict, Oslo, 20201125.

Report - Other

Palmiano Federer, Julia; Julie Marie Hansen; Salai Issac Khen; & Naw Lar Say Waa (2015) Why gender matters in conflict and peace: Perspectives from Mon and Kayin States, Myanmar, UN Women. UN Women Myanmar.

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