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Uppsala University
civil war, human rights, state repression, violence against civilians, rebel recruitment
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Kristine Eck is an Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. She has been a visiting researcher at Oxford University, University of Notre Dame, and Copenhagen University. She received her PhD from Uppsala University in 2010.


Her research interests concern the organization and behavior of actors in armed conflict, focusing particularly in the origins and dynamics of recruitment and violence. She is currently writing a book on the colonial roots of state repression. Dr. Eck’s work has been funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Her research has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and Security Studies, among others. She has done fieldwork in Nepal and Burma, as well as in archives in Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.

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