Erik Skare

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Phone +47-22854933
Mobile phone +47 22 85 49 33
Room PAM 376
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities

Academic interests

My disciplinary background is Arabic and Middle East studies with a master's degree from the University of Oslo (2015) on Palestinian hacktivism and the digitization of the Palestinian resistance. My main academic interests are Palestinian armed and non-violent resistance, Palestinian state-building and the Internet's influence in the Middle East. My PhD project (supervised by Dag Henrik Tuastad and Brynjar Lia) examines the development of the role and presence of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Palestinian resistance by focusing on the ideology and methods of the movement. I study the history and development of the movement to see how it has changed and adapted to the surrounding circumstances within and outside of the Palestinian Territories.


  • Research assistant, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (2015-2016)
  • Master's degree in Arabic, University of Oslo (2015)
  • Bachelor's degree in Arabic, University of Bergen (2013)
  • Palestine and Arab Studies, Birzeit University (2012/2013)


Awards and scholarships

  • Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Organisation travel grant, 2014


I have authored the following books:



Tags: The Middle East, Palestine, Israel, CIMS, Hamas


Skare, Erik (2016). Digital Jihad: Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era. Zed Books. ISBN: 9781783607846

Skare, Erik (2015). "Du har blitt hacket av Gaza Hacker Team". Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier.  ISSN 1503-5727.  13(1/2), s 46- 56

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  • Skare, Erik (2016). Digital Jihad: Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era. Zed Books.  ISBN 9781783607846.  240 s.
  • Skare, Erik (2012). Palestina - ei politisk reisehandbok. Rødt! Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-91778-65-5.  226 s.

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