Team Members

Cyanne E. Loyle, PhD is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn State University and a Global Fellow at the Peace Reserach Institute, Oslo (PRIO). Dr. Loyle’s current research focuses on post-conflict transitional justice and the strategic use of justice processes in Rwanda and Uganda. She is an East African specialist and has done field work in East Africa (specifically, Rwanda and Uganda), Nepal, Northern Ireland, and Turkey. Loyle received her M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland. In 2004, Dr. Loyle was part of the team that constructed the National Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. In 2014, she was a Fulbright scholar at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and from 2009-2011 she was a visiting researcher at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, Dr. Loyle is the Co-Director of the Northern Ireland Research Initiative. Her research has been published in many prestigious venues including Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Genocide Studies and Prevention, P.S., and Social Science Quarterly. Additional information can be found on her personal website:

Helga Malmin Binningsbø, PhD is a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Binningsbø’s current research focuses on conflict-related justice processes, post conflict political institutions, in particular power sharing, and public opinion in war-torn countries. She has also published on natural resources and armed conflict and post-conflict natural resource management. Binningsbø earned her PhD in Political Science form the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2011. Her dissertation was titled ‘A piece of the pie: Power sharing and post conflict peace’. Binningsbø’s research is published in Africa Spectrum, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Area Studies Review, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research. Additional information available at:

Scott Gates, PhD in Political Science (University of Michigan, 1989); Director, Center for the Study of Civil War, PRIO; Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Current research interests: civil war dynamics, post conflict governance, children and war.

Research Assistants who offered suppose on this project