Sunniva Unn Hustad

Research Assistant

Sunniva Unn Hustad
Sunniva Unn Hustad left PRIO in 2021. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Nonviolent and violent protest, conflict trends, security implications of renewable energy sector development in Africa and quantitative methods and spatial data.

Master thesis written on EU's development policy with a focus on their strategy towards reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 


Working experience:

2020 - 2021 : Research Assistant (PRIO)

2019 -2020 : Results and Evaluation Trainee (EEA & Norway Grants)

2019: Research Assistant (PRIO)


2017-2019: MA, Political Science, University of Oslo, Sciences Po Paris and ARENA - Centre for European Studies

2014-2017: BA, International Studies, University of Oslo and Sciences Po Paris

Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, French

Blog Posts

Do Cease-Fires in Syria Work? We Checked the Data.

Posted by Sunniva Unn Hustad & Siri Camilla Aas Rustad on Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Our research looks at 10 years of truces in Syria. A missile attack last weekend in northern Syria left a hospital in ruins and further casualties in a residential area. But these types of attacks have become less common in Syria. Although this civil war remains among the most devastating ... Read more »

Women’s Well-Being and the US Election

Posted by Marianne Dahl & Sunniva Unn Hustad on Monday, 2 November 2020

The PRIO – GWPS Women Peace and Security Index is now available as a US edition, with scores for each of the 50 individual states and the District of Colombia.[1] With the US election today, highlighting ongoing struggles and gender-related conflicts, we ask; what does gender have to do with ... Read more »