Kristine Höglund

Director of Studies of the PhD Program, Professor

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas

Areas of expertise include the causes of peace; the dynamics of peace processes, peacebuilding and transitional justice; and the causes and consequences of electoral violence. I currently direct two research projects, see “Electing Violence: The Causes of Electoral Violence in Africa” and “Causes of Peace – The Botswana, Zambia and Malawi ‘Zone of Peace.’


Master in Peace and Conflict Studies. My main teaching in the master programme is on the course “Master’s Thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies” (30 credits). 

PhD Programme. I supervise PhD candidates and I am the course convenor of several PhD courses. Principal supervisor to PhD students Annekatrin Deglow, Andreas Jarblad, Emma Elfversson, Sara Lindberg Bromley and Sebastian van Baalen.


List of publications

Recent publications

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund 2016. “Electoral Institutions and Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.British Journal of Political Science 46(2): 297-320.

Brosché, Johan and Kristine Höglund, 2016. “Crisis of Governance in South Sudan: Electoral Politics and Violence in the World’s Newest Nation.Journal of Modern African Studies 54(1): 67-90.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. “Electoral Violence: The Emergence of a Research Field.APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 14(2). 

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. ”När val leder till konflikt.” In Krig Fred: RJ:s årsbok 2016/2017, edited by J. Björkman and A. Jarrick. Göteborg/Stockholm: Makadam förlag, 59-66.

Björkdahl, Annika, Kristine Höglund, Gearoid Millar, Jair van der Lijn, and Willemijn Verkoren (2016). Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post Conflict Societies. London: Routledge.

Höglund, Kristine, and Camilla Orjuela, 2016. “Friction Over Justice in Post-war Sri Lanka: Actors in Local-Global Encounters.” In Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post-Conflict Societies, edited by Annika Björkdahl et al. London: Routledge, 120-137.

Höglund, Kristine, Erik Melander, Margareta Sollenberg and Ralph Sundberg, 2016. “Armed Conflict and Space: Exploring Urban–Rural Patterns of Violence.” In Bjorkdahl, Annika and Susanne Buckley-Zistel (eds.), Spatialising Peace and Conflict: Mapping the Production of Places, Sites and Scales of Violence. Palgrave.

Höglund, Kristine, Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs, and Waradas Thiyagaraja (2016). “The Peace Triangle: Capturing Peace After Military Victory.” In Firchow, Pamina and Harry Anastasiou (eds.), Practical Approaches to Peacebuilding: Putting Theory to Work, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 9–33.

Jarstad Anna K. and Kristine Höglund, 2015. “Local Violence and Politics in KwaZulu-Natal: Perceptions of Agency in a Post-Conflict Society.Third World Quarterly 36(5): 967-984

Höglund, Kristine and Marcus Wennerström, 2015. “When the Going Gets Tough… Monitoring Missions and a Changing Conflict Environment in Sri Lanka, 2002–2008.” Small Wars and Insurgency 26(5): 836-860.

Brosché, Johan and Kristine Höglund, 2015. “The Diversity of Peace in Africa.” In SIPRI Yearbook 2015. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Recent Blog Posts and Popular Science Articles

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. “Here’s One Way to Prevent Electoral Violence.Monkey Cage, April 27.

Fjelde, Hanne and Kristine Höglund, 2016. ”Våld vid valurnorna – vad beror det på?” Mänsklig säkerhet, June 1.

Brosché, Johan, and Kristine Höglund, 2016. “Hur ska vi förstå det fredliga Malawi?” (How Should We Understand Malawi’s Peace?). Mänsklig säkerhet (Human Security), published online 2016-02-12.

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Kristine Höglund
Director of Studies of the PhD Program, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)18 471 63 87
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02.
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden