Rune Ellefsen

PhD Candidate
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Rune Ellefsen is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. His PhD project "Transgressive protest and the plural policing of protest: A relational approach to the SHAC-HLS conflict in Britain (1999-2014)" investigates a social movement campaign by transgressive anti-vivisectionists in Britain, and how these triggered counter-measures by the government, criminal justice actors and the corporate sector over a fifteen years period. The emphasis is on the innovative strategies employed and developed throughout the conflict - by the involved stakeholders - and their contingent impacts and outcomes.

From 2018, Ellefsen is affiliated with the Swedish research project "Radicalization and Counter-radicalization".

Higher education and employment history

Rune Ellefsen completed his Masters degree in Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo in 2009. He was thereafter employed as Executive Secretary at the Nordic Research Council for Criminology. In 2010-2011 Ellefsen was employed at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law (DCSL); first as a scientific assistant, then as researcher associated with the research project Green Criminology in the Nordic countries. In 2010-2015 Ellefsen lectured on "Social movements and conflicts over ecological crime" in the "Green Criminology" course at DCSL.


Shortlisted for the Social Movement Studies Best Article Prize 2016.

Academic interests

  • Social movements 
  • Politically motivated crime
  • Political violence
  • Policing of protest
  • Social movement theory
  • Green criminology
Tags: Sociology of Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Social Movements, Protest Policing, Public Order Policing
Published Sep. 29, 2009 11:17 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2018 10:27 AM