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Amelie Freiberg

PhD Candidate, Political Science

Twitter: @AmelieFreiberg



Doctoral Thesis Summary

I specialize in conflict research and my research interests are explaining sexual violence in armed conflicts and insurgent behaviour.
With my work I seek to explain and predict socialisation patterns by insurgent groups in connection to conflict-related sexual violence.
I am working on my thesis: “Explaining variation in sexual violence in civil war: Understanding patterns of combatant socialisation”.

Research Interests

- Gender, race and identity
- Causes and consequences of armed violence
- Political violence
- International & civil conflict
- Quantitative methods



PhD in Political Science, 2024 (expected) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

M.Sc. in International Politics, 2020
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

BA in Political Science and English Studies, 2017 University of Mannheim, Germany