Affiliate, Pilot for Democracy & Law
PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Politics (UiB)
Political scientist focusing on contentious processes of advocacy on freedom of information laws in Africa.
Lisa-Marie Selvik is a PhD student in the project ‘Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa‘. Her main role in the project is linked to data collection and analysis, with a particular focus on association and information rights. Her thesis will be part of the project. In her PhD project, she will conduct a mapping of civil societies ‘Right to Information’ campaigns and the drafting and adoption of Freedom of Information laws in Africa, with a particular focus on Ghana.
Selvik holds a Master’s degree in Political science and a Bachelor’s degree in International relations from the University of Oslo. The focus of Selvik’s master thesis was the constitutional process in Tunisia after the ousting of Ben Ali in 2011, and it explores the political process and debate on key constitutional issues between the different fractions of Tunisian politics.
As a research assistant at CMI (2016-2017), Selvik conducted a study on the Truth and Justice commission in Haiti (1994-1996) through the LawTransform project ‘Beyond Words: Implementing Latin American Truth Commission Recommendations‘ and on anti-corruption and fraud through the U4 Anti-Corruption Unit.