Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo
Area of Expertise: Law and Human Rights, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North America, Subsaharan Africa
Geographical Expertise - Country: Somalia
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Field of Work: Activist/Humanitarian, Think tank/Research center
Dr. Cindy Horst, Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), is an anthropologist with a specialization in Forced Migration Studies. Her main work has focused on livelihoods in refugee camps, in particular exploring transnational dimensions such as remittance sending patterns and migration dreams amongst Somalis.
She has also worked on migration-development links more generally for many years, i.e. focusing on individual and collective remittances as well as diaspora organizations’ engagement with regions of origin. Dr. Horst has done consultancy work for the UNHCR and Danish Refugee Council, and has held a lectureship/researcher post at the University of Amsterdam. She has led a number of research projects on protracted refugee situations, transnational engagements, and international humanitarian aid. She has published widely on these topics, for example in a monograph entitled ‘Transnational Nomads. How Somalis cope with refugee life in the Dadaab camps of Kenya’.
She has actively engaged in media debates in Norway as well, writing op-eds and being interviewed for print media, radio and TV. Her regional focus is on the Horn of Africa.
Latest articles from Cindy Horst
- A New Article Series: Youth, Civic Engagement and Democratic Processes 309,160 views
- Somalia in Shambles 150,928 views
- Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt 69,039 views
- Immediate Reactions from Experts on Egypt 61,667 views
- Secrecy is the problem, not leakers 39,309 views