Kjersti Lohne

Professor

Research interests

Lohne's primary interest is the role of judicalisation and criminal punishment in the making of global social order, which she is currently approaching through a number of different empirical research fields and projects:

  • International criminal justice
  • The Guatanamo military commissions and the global war on terror
  • Rule of (criminal) law development and "penal aid" to transitional states (postdoctoral research project at IKRS). The project is part of the interdisciplinary research project Nordic Branding at UiO, and the Nordic project Nordic Exceptionalism in International Criminal Justice coordinated by iCourts at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Rights-based approaches to humanitarian action (with Kristin Bergtora Sandvik)

Lohne has also published in international peer-review journals on other research topics, such as privacy and data protection, gender, crime and sexual violence, and drones.

Teaching

Lohne teaches several courses at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law. She is currently responsible for 

Lohne has also taught at the Police University College in Oslo, the Artic University of Norway,  Copenhagen Business School, and Vrije University in Amsterdam.

Background

Lohne was awarded her doctorate in Criminology from the University of Oslo (2015). Her thesis Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice analyses the cultural meaning of global justice-making through international criminal law, and focuses specifically on the role that human rights NGOs play in the fight against impunity for international crimes. It is based on a multi-sited ethnography including interviews with key players in The Hague (and other places in the Netherlands) and in Uganda as well as Belgium, Norway, Rwanda and the UK. Lohne received His Majesty the King's Gold Medal for this research in 2017 and has since published the thesis as a monograph on Oxford University Press (2019). Her book has received outstanding reviews here, here, and here. A presentation of the book's major arguments can be viewed here. In 2019, she received the European Society for Criminology's Young Criminologist Award. 

Lohne has previously worked at the Police University College Oslo (2010), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (2010, 2016), PluriCourts and the Department of Public and International Law, UiO (2016, 2019-2020). She has been a visiting researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (2013), the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford (2014), and at iCourts at the University of Copenhagen (2018).

Lohne is a member of the Young Academy of Norway

Lohne is a member of the University Board where she represents fixed-term employees. 

Lohne is currently editing a special issue for Theoretical Criminology.

In 2020, she was awarded 8 million NOK as part of the Research Council of Norway's Young Research Talents grant scheme for the project "Promoting Justice in a Time of Friction: Scandinavian Penal Exports". The project will begin at the end of 2021. 

Fellowships and academic networks

Research grants and project member

  • Promoting Justice in a Time of Friction: Scandinavian Penal Exports (PI), 8 million NOK from the RCN - FRIPRO Young Research Talents
  • LAW22JULY: RIPPLES: Rights, Institutions, Procedures, Participation, Litigation: Embedding Security (work package leader), 12 million NOK from the RCN - SAMRISK
  • JUSTICE360: Global Atrocity Justice Constellations, EU COST ACTION, 
  • Scandinavian Rights Revolution (member), 5.6 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council
  • Nordic Exceptionalism in International Criminal Justice (member), NOS-HS, 402,000 SEK
  • Nordic Branding project - The Politics of Making Nordic Models (member) UiONorden, 12.1 million NOK
  • Multiple small-scale individual research and travel grants, including an individual grant for a 6 months research project on the role of NGOs in the Guantanamo military commissions. 

Publications

Books

Nordic Criminal Justice in a Global Context (forthcoming 2022) Christensen, M.J, Lohne, K. & M. Hornqvist (eds.) Routledge. 

Power in International Criminal Justice (2020) Bergsmo, M., Klamberg, M., Lohne, K., & C. B. Mahony, (eds.) Brussels, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 

Lohne, K. (2019) Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice (Clarendon Studies in Criminology) Oxford University Press.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Lohne, K. (forthcoming 2021) ‘Observing Justice at Guantanamo Bay: Human Rights NGOs and Trial Monitoring at the US Military Tribunals’, Human Rights Review. 

Sandvik, K.B, Ikdahl, I. & K. Lohne (forthcoming 2021) 'Rettens rolle etter 22. juli: Minnearbeid, overlevende og gjenoppbygging', Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift.

Sandvik, K.B. & K. Lohne (2021) 'The struggle against sexual violence in conflict: investigating the digital turn', International Review of the Red Cross. 

Lohne, K. & M. Rua (2021) 'Rettslig mobilisering og strategisk sakførsen mot isolasjon i norske fengsler', Nordisk tidskrift for kriminalvidenskap. 

Lohne, K. 2021, ‘Penal welfarism “gone global”? Comparing international criminal justice with The Culture of Control’, Punishment & Society. Vol. 23. No. 1

Lohne, K., (2020) ‘Ethical Capacity and its Challenges in the Academy of Science: Historical Continuities and Contemporary Violence’, Biologia Futura. Online first.

Lohne, K. (2020) 'Penal humanitarianism beyond the nation state: an analysis of international criminal justiceTheoretical Criminology, Vol. 24, No. 2.

Lohne, K. (2019) ‘Kristetilstanden i det internasjonale strafferettsprosjektet – en rettssosiologisk analyse’ Tidsskrift for strafferett’. 19(4). 

Lohne, K., (2018) 'As the Universal Breaks: Moments of Awkwardness in International JusticeNew Perspectives, Vol. 26, No. 3.

Houge, A.B. & K. Lohne (2017) 'End Impunity! Reducing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence to a Problem of Law', Law & Society Review, Vol. 51, Issue 4. 

Lohne, K. & K.B. Sandvik (2017), 'Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism', Oslo Law Review, 4(1).

Houge, A.B, Lohne, K. & M. Skilbrei (2015), 'Gender and Crime Revisited: Criminological Gender Research on International and Transnational Crime and Crime Control', Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 16(2).

Sandvik, K.B & K. Lohne (2014), 'The Rise of the Humanitarian Drone: Giving Content to an Emerging Concept', Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 43(1).

Lohne, K. (2012), 'The Norwegian Data Inspectorate: Between Governance and Resistance', Surveillance & Society, 10(2).

Scientific book chapters

Lohne, K., (forthcoming 2021) ‘Human Rights Advocacy in International Criminal Justice: Whose Rights? Whose Justice?’, in Susanne Karstedt, Chrisje Brants, and Nandor Knust (eds) Making a difference: the impact of transitional justice. Routledge. 

Lohne, K., (2020) ‘Durkheim’s moral individualism and international criminal justice: a critical appraisal of humanity’s savages, victims and saviours’ in Eski, Y. and S. Walklate, eds., Genocide and Victimology, Routledge.

Lohne, K. (2020) 'Towards a Sociology of International Criminal Justice' in Bergsmo, M., Klamberg, M., Lohne, K., & C. B. Mahony Power in International Criminal Justice, Brussels, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher.

De Hoon, M. & K. Lohne (2019) '"All the World's a Stage: Constituting International Justice at the Assembly of States Parties Meeting' in Boer, L.J.M & S. Stalk, Backstage Practices of Transnational Law, Routledge.

Lohne, K., (2018) 'NGOs for International Justice: Criminal or Victims' Justice', in Ulfstein, G. & A. Føllesdal, The Judicialization of International Law, Oxford University Press.

Lohne, K. (2017), 'Global Civil Society, the ICC, and Legitimacy in International Criminal Justice', in Hayashi, N. & C.M. Bailliet (eds), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Sandvik, K.B., M. Gabrielsen Jumbert & K. Lohne (2016), 'Drones for Good: Conceptualizing the Role of Drones in Global Governance' (in Chinese), In Zhuo Li (ed.), China International Strategy Review. Long River Press. 8.

Houge, A.B., Lohne, K. & M. Skilbrei (2014), 'Kriminologisk kjønnsforskning mellom Norge og verden', i Finstad, L. & H. Mork Lomell (eds), Motmæle - en antologi til Kjersti Ericsson, Cecilie Høigård og Guri Larsen, Novus forlag.

  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Ikdahl, Ingunn; Lohne, Kjersti; Vestad, Maja; Sørlie, Anniken & Moe-Pryce, Marit (2022). Law after July 22, 2011: Survivors, Memory and Reconstruction. PRIO Paper. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lohne, Kjersti & de Hoon, Marieke (2021). Is International Criminal Justice Enough? Reconciliation and Justice After Mass Violence. Georgetown journal of international affairs. ISSN 1526-0054.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Ikdahl, Ingunn & Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Law after July 22 2011: Survivors, reconstruction and memory. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift. ISSN 2535-2512. 5(3), p. 28–45. doi: 10.18261/issn.2535-2512-2021-03-03. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Observing Justice at Guantánamo Bay: Human Rights NGOs and Trial Monitoring at the US Military Commissions. Human Rights Review. ISSN 1524-8879. p. 1–21. doi: 10.1007/s12142-021-00619-z.
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Rua, Marte (2021). Rettspolitisk mobilisering og strategisk sakførsel mot isolasjon i norske fengsler. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab. ISSN 0029-1528. 108(1), p. 118–135. doi: 10.7146/ntfk.v108i1.125567.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Durkheim’s moral individualism and international criminal justice: a critical appraisal of humanity’s savages, victims and saviours. In Eski, Yarin (Eds.), Genocide and Victimology. Routledge. ISSN 9781138311718. p. 38–50. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2020). The struggle against sexual violence in conflict: Investigating the digital turn. International Review of the Red Cross. ISSN 1816-3831. 102(913), p. 95–115. doi: 10.1017/S1816383121000060.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Towards a Sociology of International Criminal Justice. In Bergsmo, Morten; Klamberg, Mark; Lohne, Kjersti & Mahony, Chris (Ed.), Power in International Criminal Justice. TOAEP - Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. ISSN 978-82-8348-114-3. p. 47–78.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Ethical capacity and its challenges in the academy of science: historical continuities and contemporary violence. Biologia Futura. ISSN 2676-8615. doi: 10.1007/s42977-020-00021-9.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Penal welfarism ‘gone global’? Comparing international criminal justice to The Culture of Control. Punishment & Society. ISSN 1462-4745. doi: 10.1177/1462474520928114.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Krisetilstanden i det internasjonale strafferettsprosjektet – en rettssosiologisk analyse. Tidsskrift for strafferett. ISSN 1502-685X. 19(4), p. 413–435. doi: 10.18261/issn.0809-9537-2019-04-03. Full text in Research Archive
  • de Hoon, Marieke & Lohne, Kjersti (2019). ‘All the world’s a stage’: constituting international justice at the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties meeting . In Boer, Lianne J.M. & Stolk, Sofia (Ed.), Backstage Practices of Transnational Law. Routledge. ISSN 9780367086572.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). As the Universal Breaks: Moments of Awkwardness in International Justice. Perspectives. ISSN 1210-762X. 26(3). doi: 10.1177/2336825x1802600307.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Penal humanitarianism beyond the nation state: An analysis of international criminal justice . Theoretical criminology. ISSN 1362-4806. doi: 10.1177/1362480618806917. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). NGOs for International Justice: Criminal or Victims' Justice? In Føllesdal, Andreas & Ulfstein, Geir (Ed.), The Judicialization of International Law. A Mixed Blessing?. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198816423. p. 109–127. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198818748.001.0001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Houge, Anette Bringedal & Lohne, Kjersti (2017). End impunity! Reducing conflict-related sexual violence to a problem of law. Law & society review. ISSN 0023-9216. 51(4). doi: 10.1111/lasr.12294. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora (2017). Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism. Oslo Law Review. ISSN 2387-3299. 4(1), p. 4–27. doi: 10.18261/issn.2387-3299-2017-01-01. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Global Civil Society, the ICC, and Legitimacy in International Criminal Justice. In Hayashi, Nobuo & Bailliet, Cecilia Marcela (Ed.), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 978-1-107-14617-4. p. 449–473. doi: 10.1017/9781316536469.019.

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  • Bergsmo, Morten; Klamberg, Mark; Lohne, Kjersti & Mahony, Chris (2020). Power in International Criminal Justice. TOAEP - Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. ISBN 978-82-8348-114-3. 894 p.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198818748. 288 p.

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  • Ugelvik, Thomas & Lohne, Kjersti (2022). 14 Kjersti Lohne: Fagets grenser, Guantanamo Bay, eksport av straffeverdier. [Radio]. Kriminologene.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2022). 20 år siden første fanger på Guantanamo. [Radio]. NRK P1 - Dagens.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Correction to: Observing Justice at Guantánamo Bay: Human Rights NGOs and Trial Monitoring at the US Military Commissions (Human Rights Review, (2021), 22, 2, (193-213), 10.1007/s12142-021-00619-z). Human Rights Review. ISSN 1524-8879. 22(2). doi: 10.1007/s12142-021-00625-1.
  • Sausdal, David & Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Theatrics of transnational criminal justice: Ethnographies of penality in a global age. Theoretical criminology. ISSN 1362-4806. 25(3), p. 361–378. doi: 10.1177/13624806211029562.
  • Lohne, Kjersti; Mathé, Nora Elise Hesby; Myksvoll, Mari Skuggedal & Reinertsen, Hilde (2021). Akademisk ytringsfrihet: Tre løsningsforslag. Khrono.no. ISSN 1894-8995.
  • Lohne, Kjersti; Karlsson Schaffer, Johan; Thorsen, Dag Einar & Bjørkdahl, Kristian (2021). Rights and democracy as Nordic brands.
  • Houge, Anette Bringedal & Lohne, Kjersti (2021). Når offeret blir forbryter. Klassekampen. ISSN 0805-3839.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Seks forskere snakker om sex: når sex blir våpen.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Doing Research in the Field of International Criminal Justice .
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). NGOs in International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Human Rights Advocacy in International Criminal Justice: Whose Rights? Whose Justice?
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). LEIAR: UiO bør utvida gjennomføringsstipendet for stipendiatar. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Uniforum.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). DEBATT: Utvid gjennomføringsstipendet! . Uniforum. ISSN 1891-5825.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Arne Benjaminsen: – Vi må være innstilt på at det blir en krevende høst . [Business/trade/industry journal]. Uniforum.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Kjersti Lohne er valgt inn i universitetsstyret. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Uniforum.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Hun droppet akademia etter doktorgraden: – Slipper maset om å være best . [Business/trade/industry journal]. Forskerforum.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Penal Power in International Politics.
  • Lohne, Kjersti; Christensen, Mikkel Jarle; Rodrigues, Fatima da Cruz; Vidlicka, Suncana Roksandic; Hola, Barbora & Aydın-Aitchison, Andy [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2020). The Justice-360 Project: Investigating International Criminal Justice as Seen from States.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Introducing Advocates of Humanity.
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Elken, Mari (2020). Unge forskere opplever uetisk press. [Business/trade/industry journal]. forskning.no.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Kampen mot straffefrihet for internasjonale forbrytelser.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2020). Om hvordan sivilsamfunnet har bidratt til et sterkere individuelt rettsvern gjennom bruk av domstolene, særlig ved isolasjon.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Inspirations, Inclinations and Thanks from a Young European Criminologist. Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology. 18(3).
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Ny undersøking: Unge forskarar rapporterer om etisk press. [Newspaper]. Krono.
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Elken, Mari (2019). En sårbar situasjon. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Forskningsetikk.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Who makes the rules? . [Business/trade/industry journal]. Research Europe.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Power to punish: International Criminal justice and penal humanitarianism.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Teaching Critique in Transitional Justice .
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Scandinavian Rights Revolution - og min delstudie av Advokatforeningen.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Are there ethical limits to what science can and should achieve?
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). ESC Young Criminologist Award Acceptance Speech.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). The Skewed Nature of Global Justice-Making.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Hvilket ansvar har de store institusjonene i å ivareta forskningsintegritet og opplæring i forskningsetikk?
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Global civil society in the fight against impunity for international crimes.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2019). Feltarbeidsrefleksjoner fra Guantanamo: - om hverdagsliv, tortur og tvilsomme rettsoppgjør i det varige unntaksstedet.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). What is international criminal justice, and who decides? .
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Chair & discussant: Studying War Crimes: Descriptive Truths and/or Sensationalism .
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). International Criminal Justice and the Religion of Humanity.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). The Cosmopolitan Penal Imaginary: Penal Welfarism Gone Global? .
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Fasmer, Maria (2018). Internasjonal strafferett fra Haag til Kripos.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Advocates of Humanity Research Seminar.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2018). The Moral Turn in Global Governance: - a Case Study of Rights-Based Approaches of Norwegian Humanitarianism.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Book seminar and brief presentation of research profile for iCourts.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Roundtable: Post-truth and the Academy: (Social) Science, Truth, and the Social Construction of Everything?
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). The cosmopolitan penal imagination: international criminal justice meets sociology of punishment.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Exporting Nordicity through Penal Humanitarianism.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Introduction to workshop on Nordic justice-making elsewhere.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2018). Sikkerhet og trusler: utredning om rettsvitenskapelig forskningsbehov.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Humanitarian Studies Colloquium: Building a legal sociology of the humanitarian field.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Roundtable on Transitional justice mechanisms and reconciliation.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Globalising the penal research imagination: International criminal justice and the cosmopolitan penal field.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Concluding session: reflections & the way forward.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Power in the Institutions of International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Opening session: towards a sociology of international criminal justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Cybersecurity and automated weapons.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Researching law in closed, violent or authoritarian settings.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Moderator of Honorary Doctoral Degree Lectures 2017: Patricia Kameri-Mbote and David Garland.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Continuities and Discontinuities of Penal Welfarism: Global Justice-making through International Criminal Justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Yrkesintervju: kriminolog. [Internet]. utdanning.no.
  • Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field. Sociological Review. ISSN 0038-0261.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Continuities and discontinuities of penal welfarism: global justicemaking through international criminal justice.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice FICHL Policy Brief Series No. 77 (2017).
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Penal Humanitarians? Nordic Moral and Penal Values as Export Goods in International Relations: Towards a Research Agenda.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Prisoners’ Advocates at Gitmo: The Role of NGOs in (De)Legitmising Punishment in Response to Cosmopolitan Dilemmas.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). NGOs for International Justice: Victims’ vs Criminal Justice?
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Twist of Fate: Terror, Torture and Justice in the 9/11 Trial in Guantánamo Bay. openDemocracy.net.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Menneskerettighetsforskning ved IKRS: perspektiverering.
  • Houge, Anette Bringedal & Lohne, Kjersti (2016). Offer og overgriper i en og samme person. Stavanger Aftenblad. ISSN 0804-8991.
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora (2016). Bringing Law into the Political Sociology of Humanitarianism.
  • Lohne, Kjersti (2016). The Ironic Twist of Fate: Terror, Torture and Justice in the 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Bay. Newsletter Criminology and International Crimes. 11(2).
  • Jarland, Julie; Binningsbø, Helga Malmin; Lohne, Kjersti & Skardhamar, Torbjørn (2019). Courts of Conflict: The Impact of International Criminal Justice in Armed Conflict. University of Oslo.
  • Frøberg, Thomas & Lohne, Kjersti (2017). Effektivitet og kvalitet i straffesakskjeden: Utredning av behovet for forskning på det norske rettssystemet. Rapport til Forskningsrådet.
  • Lohne, Kjersti & Frøberg, Thomas (2017). Sikkerhet og trusler: en utredning om rettsvitenskapelige forskningsbehov. Rapport til Forskningsrådet.

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