I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the University of Bergen and affiliated with the Development Learning Lab. Previously, I was a humanitarian aid worker with Médecins Sans Frontières in South Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Swaziland, and Uganda. 

In my current research, I am interested in how experiences of war, conflict, and threats shape social and political attitudes and behaviors, and vice versa. My research has been published or is forthcoming in journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research and others.

Among others, I am currently leading an ERC-funded research project on the micro-level effects of civil wars on women's empowerment. I am also advise international organizations and non-governmental organizations in applied impact evaluations and in questions of human rights and gender equality including the Council of Europe, UNICEF, UNHCR, the Welthungerhilfe, Save the Children, the KfW Development Bank, the Norwegian Development Agency (NORAD), the World Bank, Oxfam and others. 

You can contact me at carlo{dot}koos{at}uib{dot}no