Noor Jdid

Doctoral Researcher

Noor Jdid
Noor Jdid left PRIO in 2018. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • ​​​Active citizenship
  • Civic engagement
  • Belonging & identity
  • Gender


Noor Jdid is a doctoral researcher on the project 'Active Citizenship in Religiously and Culturally Diverse Societies (ACT)'. Her geographical focus is on Norway and Denmark and she will be exploring values and motivations behind civic acts, the impact of geographical locations on civic engagement and contestations on what it means to be an active citizen.

Noor holds a Master of Arts in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In her master thesis she explores empirically how second generation female migrants in Norway negotiate their identities and give new form and content to belonging beyond the nation-state and family contexts. 

​Languages spoken

Arabic, Norwegian, English, French

Work experience

From October 2014: Doctoral Researcher, Active Citizenship in Culturally and Religiously Diverse Socities (ACT), PRIO & Center for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK)

2012-2014: Organisational Consultant, Changemaker

2009: Intern, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Brussels

2008-2009: Project Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council


2013 - 2015: Member of Official Government Committee (Djupedalutvalget) for the Ministry of Education 

​2013 - 2017: Member of the Board of Minotenk, Minority Politics Think Tank

2012 - 2013: Member of the Advisory Council of SEEMA AS. 


2009-2012: MA Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation, University of Innsbruck

2008: Peace and Conflict Studies, Kulturstudier, Pondicherry

2004-2007: BA European Studies, University of Science and Technology (NTNU) & Sciences Po Lille (IEP Lille)


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Mahmoud, Noor Jdid (2013) Twisting Identity and Belonging beyond Dichotomies. The Case of Second Generation Female Migrants in Norway (LIT Academic Publishing​)


All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Horst, Cindy; Marta Bivand Erdal & Noor Jdid (2020) The “good citizen”: asserting and contesting norms of participation and belonging in Oslo, Ethnic and Racial Studies 43(16): 76–95.

PhD Thesis

Jdid, Noor (2021) "Taking part in society the way I am" An exploration of active citizenship norms in Denmark and Norway. PhD thesis, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen, Bergen.

Popular Article

Jdid, Noor (2015) Det handler om mer enn å 'like' [It's more than just a 'like'], Dagbladet, 21 November.
Jdid, Noor (2014) Ufrivillig tvangstrøye [Involuntary Straightjacket], Dagbladet, 12 November.

PRIO Report

Horst, Cindy; Marta Bivand Erdal; Kjersti Fjørtoft; Jonas Jakobsen; Noor Jdid; Per Mouritsen; & Tore Vincents Olsen (2019) Active Citizenship Today, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Policy Brief

Horst, Cindy; Noor Jdid & Marta Bivand Erdal (2018) Rethinking the ‘Good Citizen’, PRIO Policy Brief, 9. Oslo: PRIO.