Anette Bringedal Houge

Postdoctoral researcher

Institute for Health and Society

Faculty of Medicine

University of Oslo

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Health and Society at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

Prior to taking up this position, I was the Head of Analyses at the Norwegian Red Cross. I hold a PhD in Criminology and Sociology of Law from the University of Oslo, Norway (2017). My research concerns institutional responses to violent harms and crimes in peace and conflict. In particular, I focus on the privileged place and role granted to criminal justice responses, and the juridification of societal and political understandings that this entails.

My work appears in journals such as British Journal of Criminology, Law and Society Review, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Aggression and Violent Behavior.

Research interests

  • institutional responses to violent harms/crimes
  • hierarchies of crime
  • political, collective, and sexual violence
  • torture, health, and rehabilitation
  • knowledge (practices) of professions
  • qualitative methods


  • PhD in Criminology, 2017
  • MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, 2008
  • BA Nature and Environment, 2005