Dr Ingrid Samset Visiting Scholar
- Research Institute
- Transitional Justice Institute
Dr Ingrid Samset is a political scientist with a PhD from the University of Bergen, currently working as a lecturer in peace and development studies at the University of Limerick. Before assuming her post at UL she was based at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), most recently as a postdoctoral researcher. Samset has also been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research examines transitions from armed conflict and authoritarian rule, including questions related to peacebuilding, statebuilding, civil-military relations and transitional justice. Her doctoral dissertation addresses why countries that emerge from civil war see different levels of violence in the war's aftermath, examining this through a comparative study of the cases of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. During her time in residence at TJI Samset will work on how amnesty laws enacted as wars end impact on postwar violence and peacebuilding, further developing her dissertation research on this question.