The Nordic Africa Institute

Guðrún Sif Friðriksdóttir

Senior researcher


Guðrún Sif Friðriksdóttir is a social anthropologist with a background in international development focusing on gender, peace and security. Her research focuses on peace and security, peace-building, ex-combatants, and forced migration. She is a member of Nordic Women Mediators – Iceland.

Guðrún has worked on gender and violence, both as a researcher and within in programming in international development. She worked in Liberia from 2007 till 2009 focusing on gender-based violence, women’s involvement in peacebuilding and 1325.

Between 2010 and 2012 she worked in South Sudan also focusing on 1325 and women and governance.

Her PhD research explored the reintegration of ex-combatants in Burundi, whilst her current research looks at forced migration within Africa and the role of socio-economic status within forced migration.

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