Morten Bøås is Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He works on conflict, insurgencies and state-building in Africa and the Middle East and has conducted fieldwork in a number of different localities on the African continent. Bøås has led a high number of externally-funded research projects and he is currently the PI for the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project PREVEX – preventing violent extremism in the Balkans and the broader MENA region.
Bøås latest publications include, Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape, Lynne Rienner, 2017 (with Kevin Dunn) and Doing Fieldwork in Areas of International Intervention: a Guide to Research in Violent and Closed Contexts, Bristol University Press, 2020 (with Berit Bliesemann de Guevara).[i]