Gendered insecurity and climate adaptation

Gender-based violence under climate change is inextricably linked to political and economic instability, gender power dynamics, existing conflict, food insecurity, disrupted infrastructure and the type of labor that women perform in their communities.…

What they don't teach you in grad school

Finishing my master thesis in 2022 felt like a huge personal accomplishment (which can be read here), yet two years of university training did partially feel insufficient given the practical needs in working academic life. My program was in Political Science at the University of Oslo, which is perceived as…

Reflections from Taimali 太麻里

📍Taiwan, October 2023. 🇹🇼 Located on the southern end of Taiwan’s eastern coastline sits the Austronesian township of Taimali. About 10'000 people live here - somewhere nested in between the almost 4000m tall mountains of central Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean. Despite being relatively well connected by both rail and…

New Data: Internet Shutdowns in India

India holds the record for the highest number of government-induced internet shutdowns globally, surpassing all other countries (AccessNow, 2023a; Ruijgrok, 2022). From 2016 to the end of 2022, there were a staggering 1,978 district-level shutdowns in the country. To gain deeper insights into these shutdowns and their impact on…

Treatment Effects and Randomization

Establishing valid causal inferences is difficult. It requires having realistic expectations about whether it is possible to establish a causal relationship from your research design. This is especially true for social science.…