Kjersti Lohne

Senior Researcher, UiO

Kjersti Lohne holds a doctorate in Criminology from the University of Oslo (2015) and has previously worked at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo, the Police University College in Oslo, and PRIO. She has also been a Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford.

Current work:

Lohne’s doctoral dissertation is entitled Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice, and examines the relationship between international human rights NGOs and global criminal justice-making. The research is based on multi-sited ethnography and interviews with key players in The Netherlands and Uganda, as well as Belgium, Norway, Rwanda and the UK. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her PhD dissertation.

Lohne is also pursuing a new research project on the Guantánamo military commissions, where the role of human rights NGOs in legitimising/delegitimising legal punishment in response to cosmopolitan dilemmas will be further explored. She also publishes on privacy and data protection, as well as the implications of new technologies for humanitarian action, such as unmanned aerial vehicles/drones.

Selected Projects:

The Criminology of Humanitarianism Research Network

Selected publications:

Houge, Anette Bringedal; Lohne, Kjersti & Skilbrei, May-Len Østbye (2015). Gender and crime revisited: criminological gender research on international and transnational crime and crime control. Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention.  ISSN 1404-3858. . doi: 10.1080/14043858.2015.1045730

Houge, Anette Bringedal; Lohne, Kjersti & Skilbrei, May-Len Østbye (2014). Kriminologisk kjønnsforskning mellom Norge og verden, I: Liv Finstad & Heidi Mork Lomell (red.),  Motmæle. En antologi til Kjersti Ericsson, Cecilie Høigård og Guri Larsen.  Novus Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-7099-749-7.  14.  s 201 – 221

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2014). The Rise of the Humanitarian Drone: Giving Content to an Emerging Concept. Millennium: Journal of International Studies.  ISSN 0305-8298.  43(1), s 145- 164 . doi: 10.1177/0305829814529470

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2013). The promise and perils of ‘disaster drones’. Humanitarian Exchange Magazine.  ISSN 1472-4847.  (58)

Lohne, Kjersti (2012). The Norwegian Data Inspectorate: Between Governance and Resistance. Surveillance & Society.  ISSN 1477-7487.  10(2)

Lohne, Kjersti (2010). Framing International Justice: the Contribution of Human Rights Advocates, In Ragnheidur Bragadottir (ed.),  NSfKs 52. forskerseminar. Økologisk og global kriminologi. Aktuell forskning.  Nordisk Samarbejdsråd for Kriminologi.  ISBN 978-82-7688-021-2.  Global kriminologi.  s 87 – 96

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