Ina Lyftingsmo Kristiansen

Master's Student

Research Interests

  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Political elites in dictatorships
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Democratic backsliding
  • The GCC countries



I'm an MA student at the Peace and Conflict Studies programme at the University of Oslo. Previously I have studied in the UK, South Korea and Oman. I also work as a research assistant with the Paths to Power dataset at the University of Oslo. 


2021-2023 MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Oslo

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019 Arabic language studies, Sultan Qaboos College Oman

2018 - 2020 BA-courses in comparative politics and Arabic, University of Bergen

2014-2018 BA Hons in Teaching English as a Second Language and Korean, University of Central Lancashire

2016-2017 Exchange year at Ehwa Womans University, South Korea

Work Experience

Nov 2021 - Current Research assistant, University of Oslo

Feb 2021-May 2022 Seminar leader teaching R, University of Oslo

​Languages Spoken

Norwegian (native); English (fluent); French, Modern Standard Arabic, Korean (intermediate); Farsi (elementary).