Erik Melander

PRIO Global Fellow

Erik Melander
Additional position(s):
Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Twitter: @melander_erik
Erik Melander is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

  • Causes and Dynamics of Armed Conflict
  • Peace Processes
  • Role of Gender


Erik Melander is a professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He was previously the Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP). His research interests include the causes and dynamics of armed conflict, peace processes, and the role of gender. 


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Öberg, Magnus & Erik Melander (2006) Time to Go: Duration Dependence in Forced Migration, International Interactions 32(2): 1–24.

Book Chapter

Bjarnegård, Elin; Kristine Eck; Holly Guthrey; Joakim Kreutz; Erik Melander; Isak Svensson & Stein Tønnesson (2017) The East Asian Peace: Will it Last?, in Bjarnegård, Elin; & Joakim Kreutz, eds, Debating the East Asian Peace: What it is. How it came about. Will it last?. Copenhagen: NIAS Press (281–296).
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Erik Melander & Henrik Urdal (2016) Introduction – Patterns of Armed Conflict Since 1945, in Mason, T. David; & Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, eds, What Do We Know About Civil War?. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (15–32).