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Ingrid Samset

Assistant Professor

Dr. I. Samset
+31 70 800 9500

Ingrid Samset is a political scientist trained in comparative politics. Her main fields of interest are peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, historical and political sociology and human rights. She conducts research on questions related to transitions from violent conflict, state formation, peacebuilding, amnesties and accountability, memorialisation and civil-military relations. Most of her research has focused on Southern and Central Africa.

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Samset obtained her PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. She has been a guest researcher at Columbia University, Ulster University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and her research has been published in e.g. International Peacekeeping, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, and Review of African Political Economy. Samset also has extensive experience from applied research, including evaluations of aid projects. At Leiden University College The Hague she teaches courses on peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, and political transitions in Africa.

Academic Expertise

  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Transitions from armed conflict and authoritarian rule
  • Conflict resolution and peacebuilding


  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Regional Trends: Political Transitions in Africa
  • Research Design in International Justice
  • Transitional Justice

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.01



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