Jenny Lorentzen

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Peacebuilding
  • Norm diffusion 
  • Peace negotiations and peace processes
  • Women, Peace and Security

Background

​​​​​​​​​Jenny Lorentzen is currently pursuing a Post-doc at Lund University and maintains a part-time Senior Researcher position at PRIO. 

On 20 November 2020 she defended her PhD thesis titled “Normative Encounters between the ‘Global’ and the ‘Local’: Women, Peace and Security in Mali and Rwanda” at the Department of Political Science, Lund University. The thesis explores the processes that take place when global gender equality norms embedded in the Women, Peace and Security agenda are promoted in societies transitioning from war to peace. 

Languages spoken

Norwegian, English and French

Education

2015-2020: PhD in Political Science, Lund University.

2010-2012: Master in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 

2006-2009: Bachelor in African Studies from the University of Oslo, including the subjects French, History, and Area studies of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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 & 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.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2014) Symposium on Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2014) First Woman Appointed as UN Force Commander, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2014) Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2014) The Role and Relevance of Gender in Peace Mediation, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) New Project at PRIO on National Action Plans, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) The Missing Peace Symposium 2013, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2013) Women, Power and Politics: The Road to Sustainable Democracy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) Launch of New Initiative: Gender and Mediation Seminar, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) Claims About Global Decline in Sexual Violence Spark Debate, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2012) Engaging Men for Women's Empowerment, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Halvor Berggrav (2012) The Political Psychology of War Rape, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.

GPS Policy Brief

Lorentzen, Jenny (2017) Women and the Peace Process in Mali, GPS Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Lorentzen, Jenny (2021) Women as ‘new security actors’ in preventing and countering violent extremism in Mali, International Affairs 97(3): 721–738.
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.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2017) Norm appropriation through policy production: Rwanda’s gender policies, Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal 2(5): 658–674.

Popular Article

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Why Trump Is Bad News for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, PRIO Blogs, 18 November.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Dagen derpå for likestilling i utenrikspolitikken med Trump som president, Dagsavisen Nye Meninger.

Master Thesis

Lorentzen, Jenny (2012) Hypocrisy and "Friction" in International Organizations: The Case of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). MA thesis, Noragric, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet.

Conference Paper

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Appropriation and Localization of Gender Equality Norms in Post-Genocide Rwanda, presented at Gender Equality Norms and the Politics of Development Cooperation, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, 19 May 2016.

Report - External Series

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Gender and Culture in Transitional Justice: Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts, Gender-Just Peace and Transitional Justice Working Paper Series, 2. Lund University.

Book Review

Lorentzen, Jenny (2013) Review of Olivera Simic, Regulation of sexual conduct in UN peacekeeping operations, in NOREF Book Review .

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