Malin Nærum Aadalen

Research Assistant

Malin Nærum Aadalen
Malin Nærum Aadalen left PRIO in 2023. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • Protests movements 
  • Authoritarian regimes 
  • Sectarian violence 
  • Migration 
  • Regional dynamics and politics in the MENA-region ​


​Malin is engaged as a Research Assistant on the MoDe- and CREED-projects. Her research interests include: dynamics of protest and mobilisation, authoritarian regimes, state repression, sectarian violence and migration. She has a particular interest in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

She received her Master's in Political Science at the University of Oslo and wrote her thesis in collaboration with PRIO. Her thesis focused on the impact of sectarian violence on trust in public institutions in Egypt. She also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo and the University of Queensland.


2019-2021: MA in Political Science at the University of Oslo

2016-2019: BA in Political Science at the Univeristy of Oslo and the University of Queensland 


Norwegian, English, Arabic (basic) 

All Publications

Master Thesis

Aadalen, Malin Nærum (2021) The Effects of Different Types of Sectarian Violence on Trust in State- and Societal Institutions: Evidence from Egypt. MA thesis, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.