Gloppen, Siri

Department of Government
University of Bergen

UiB Programme Committee

Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics and founding Director of the Center on Law & Social Transformation. She has extensive experience leading international, interdisciplinary research teams, and has over the last ten years been the PI for six multi-year projects. The projects focus on the role of rights, law and courts in political change and social development, investigating how this plays out in different fields – from climate change, indigenous rights, land- and water rights, via health, reproductive right and gender equality, to elections and autocratization dynamics. Siri’s main contribution to the field of socio-legal studies is the conceptualisation, theorisation and empirical study of the use of law and legal institutions at a political tool and strategy for social change – how this plays out in different contexts, is engaged by diverse actors, and in various policy fields and institutional arenas.