Short CV/Education and training

  • 2016
    Senior Lecturer in peace and conflict studies, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden

  • 2014 – 2016
    Researcher, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden

  • 2009 – 2014
    PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Olivius, E. 2017. ”Sites of Repression and Resistance: Political Space in Refugee Camps in Thailand”. Critical Asian Studies, 49 (3).

  • Jarstad, A., Åkebo, M. et al. 2017. Varieties of Peace: Presentation of a Research Program. Umeå Working Papers in Peace and Conflict Studies, no 9. Umeå: Department of Political Science, Umeå University. http://www.pol.umu.se/digitalAssets/199/199039_issn1654-2398_no9_varities_of_peace.pdf

  • Olivius, E. 2017. “Political Space in Refugee Camps: Enabling and Constraining Conditions for Refugee Agency” in Weiss, M. & Hansson, E. Political Space in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space. New York & London: Routledge.

  • Olivius, E. 2017. “Refugees, Global Governance and the Local Politics of Violence against Women” in Buckley-Zistel, S. and Krause, U. Gender, Violence and Refugee Communities. New York & London: Berghahn Books.

  • Olivius, E. 2016. “Refugee Men as Perpetrators, Allies or Troublemakers? Emerging Discourses on Men and Masculinity in Humanitarian Aid. Women’s Studies International Forum, 56: 56-65.

  • Olivius, E. 2016. ”Constructing Humanitarian Selves and Refugee Others: Gender Equality and the Global Governance of Refugees”. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 18 (2): 270-290.

  • Olivius, E. 2014. Governing Refugees through Gender Equality: Care, Control, Emancipation. Department of Political Science Research Report 2014:3. Umeå: Department of Political Science and Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University.

  • Olivius, E. 2014. “(Un)Governable Subjects: The Limits of Refugee Participation in the Promotion of Gender Equality in Humanitarian Aid”. Journal of Refugee Studies, 27 (1): 42-61.

  • Olivius, E. 2014. “Displacing Equality? Women’s Participation and Humanitarian Aid Effectiveness in Refugee Camps”. Refugee Survey Quarterly, 33 (3): 93-117.

  • Olivius, E. 2013. “Gender Equality and Neo-liberal Governmentality in Refugee Camps”. St Antony’s International Review, 9 (1): 53-69.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Varieties of Peace (2017-2024) funded by the Swedish Foundation for Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Feminists, ethnonationalists and peace activists? Diasporic women's organizations in Burma's Conflict transformation process (2016-2019) funded by the Swedish Research Council

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