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Ingrid Samset

Assistant Professor

Dr. I. Samset
+31 70 800 9500

Ingrid Samset is a political scientist who teaches at Leiden University College. Her research and teaching address questions related to peace and conflict dynamics, transitional justice, postcolonial studies, and memory studies.

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Ingrid Samset is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Leiden University College. She earned her doctoral degree in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. Dr Samset’s research is qualitative in orientation, and she has broad experience from data collection and fieldwork, particularly from Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Samset has served as a visiting scholar at Columbia University, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Ulster University, and the University of Lisbon. She co-founded the Ethics Advisory Board at Leiden University College and served on the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs from 2021-23. At LUC she teaches in the World Politics and International Justice majors and in the Global Citizenship component. In 2022, Dr Samset earned Leiden University’s Senior Teaching Qualification.

Academic Expertise

  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Transitional justice
  • Conflict resolution and peacebuilding
  • Postcolonial studies 
  • Memory studies


  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Transitional Justice
  • Regional Trends: African History and Politics
  • Postcolonial World
  • The Lusophone South Atlantic
  • Research Design in International 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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