Sabine Otto

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Short Biography

I work as a post-doctoral researcher in Lisa Hultman’s project „Ending Atrocities: Third-Party Interventions into Civil Wars”. I finished my PhD entitled “The Grass Is Always Greener? Armed Groups' Side Switching in Civil Conflicts” in February 2016 at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz. During my PhD I was also affiliated with the "Communication, Networks and Contention" Research Group at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz. Previously, I was a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, Peace Research Institute Oslo.

Research Areas

Civil war dynamics, interventions into civil wars, protection of civilians, violence against civilians, multiple armed actors in civil wars                          


Teaching: Analyzing Arguments with Karin Johansson and Mathilda Lindgren, Uppsala University, BA-level, Fall Semester 2016

Introduction to Civil Wars (with Nils B. Weidmann), University of Konstanz, BA-level

Armed Actors in Civil Wars, University of Greifswald, BA-level

Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Research, Zeppelin University, BA-level


Otto, Sabine (Forthcoming): The Grass Is Always Greener? Armed Group Side Switching in Civil Wars, Journal of Conflict Resolution

Otto, Sabine. 2013 "Coding One-sided Violence from Media Reports.", Cooperation and Conflict 48(4)

Sabine Otto
Post doc

Phone: +46(0)18 471 2279
Fax: +46-(0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden