Erik Skare

Researcher
Image of Erik  Skare
Norwegian version of this page
Mobile phone 0047 934 57 696
Room PAM 437
Username
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO

Academic interests

My disciplinary background is Arabic and Middle East studies, and my main academic interests are Palestinian armed and non-violent resistance, and Palestinian state-building. My PhD thesis studied the history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The thesis was published as a monograph by Cambridge University Press titled A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East and was awarded the Palestine Book Award (2021).

I am currently part of the research initiative on energy transition in the Middle East (GreenMENA) and will employ computational statistics to analyze whether there has been a shift in discourse in Norway and Kuwait the last two decades related to climate change and renewable energy, and, if so, why this shift has occurred and whether such a shift is caused and conditioned by the same set of variables. As such, I discuss what this potentially means for our understandning of how fossil fuel dependency impacts perceptions on climate change.

I organize the Digital Area Studies (DAS) research group at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, with Jacob Høigilt and Thomas Hegghammer. The aim of DAS is to encourage scholars in the humanities to use digital tools in research through themed seminars, hands-on, problem-solving workshops, and sharing through our website. We concentrate on applying R to analyze data, create visualizations, and working with text.

I am also an associate researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po in Paris where I am part of the EU Horizon 2020-funded PREVEX project (Preventing Violent Extremism in the Balkans and the MENA). The overarching objective of PREVEX is to put forward more fine-tuned and effective approaches to preventing violent extremism in the broader MENA region by understanding how different drivers operate. Particular emphasis is placed on the non-occurrence of violent extremism in so-called "enabling environments".

Background

  • Researcher, University of Oslo (2022- )
  • Associate researcher, Sciences Po (2022- )
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Sciences Po (2020-2022)
  • Doctoral research fellow, University of Oslo (2020)
  • 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

Appointments

Books

I have authored the following books:

      Image may contain: Squad, Military camouflage, Camouflage, Military uniform, Marines.

Tags: Middle East, Palestine, Israel, CIMS, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Publications

Books

Skare, Erik. A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Skare, Erik. Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Islamist Writings on Religion and Resistance. London: I.B.Tauris, 2021.

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

Articles/book chapters

Skare, Erik. "Staying Safe by Being Good? The EU's Normative Decline as a Security Actor in the Middle East." European Journal of International Security [forthcoming].

Skare, Erik. “La Palestine s’est-elle islamisée?” In Araborama. Ce que la Palestine apporte au monde. Edited by Bertrand Badie, Christophe Ayad & Leyla Dakhli. Paris: Éditions du Seuil [forthcoming March 2023].

Skare, Erik & Stéphane Lacroix. "Les quatre «R» de la déradicalisation dans le monde arabe (1990-2020).” In Politiques de lutte contre la radicalisation. Edited by Juliette Galonnier, Stéphane Lacroix & Nadia Marzouki. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po (2022): 87-104.

Skare, Erik. "Affluent and Well-Educated? Analyzing the Socio-Economic Backgrounds of Fallen Palestinian Islamist Militants." The Middle East Journal 76, no. 1 (2022): 72-92.

Skare, Erik. "Controlling the State in the Political Theory of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad." Religions 12, no. 1010 (2021): 1-12.

Skare, Erik. "Insulated Eruptions of Discontent: Palestinian Protests in the Absence of Trusted Organisations." Contemporary Levant (2021). Online first: 09.09.21.

Skare, Erik (2018). "Digital Surveillance/Militant Resistance: Categorizing the “Proto-state Hacker.” Television and New Media 20, no. 7 (2018): 670-685.

  • Skare, Erik & Lacroix, Stephane (2022). Les quatre « R » de la déradicalisation dans le monde arabe (1990-2020). In Juliette, Galonnier; Lacroix, Stephane & Marzouki, Nadia (Ed.), Politiques de lutte contre la radicalisation. Presses Sciences Po. ISSN 9782724639407. p. 87–104.
  • (2022). Affluent and Well-Educated? Analyzing the Socio-Economic Backgrounds of Fallen Palestinian Islamist Militants. The Middle East Journal. ISSN 0026-3141. 76(1), p. 72–92. doi: 10.3751/76.1.14.
  • (2021). Controlling the State in the Political Theory of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad . Religions. ISSN 2077-1444. 12(11), p. 1–12. doi: 10.3390/rel12111010.
  • (2021). Insulated eruptions of discontent: Palestinian protests in the absence of trusted organisations. Contemporary Levant. ISSN 2058-1831. doi: 10.1080/20581831.2021.1972571.
  • (2018). Digital Surveillance/Militant Resistance: Categorizing the “Proto-state Hacker” . Television & New Media. ISSN 1527-4764. 20(7), p. 670–685. doi: 10.1177/1527476418793509.
  • Anderson, Jedidiah; Skare, Erik & Dorroll, Courtney (2018). Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear? Tools and Suggestions for Digital Data Protection. The Qualitative Report (TQR). ISSN 1052-0147. Full text in Research Archive
  • (2015). "Du har blitt hacket av Gaza Hacker Team". Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. ISSN 1503-5727. 13(1/2), p. 46–56. doi: 10.5617/ba.4184. Full text in Research Archive

View all works in Cristin

  • (2021). Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Islamist Writings on Resistance and Religion. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9780755635924. 256 p.
  • (2021). A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108845069. 334 p.
  • (2018). الجهاد الرقمي: المقوامة الفلسطينية في العصر الرَّقْمي. Almutawassit Books. ISBN 978-88-85771-71-0. 236 p.
  • (2016). Digital Jihad: Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era. Zed Books. ISBN 9781783607846. 240 p.

View all works in Cristin

  • (2022). Bombas em Gaza, rockets contra Israel no segundo dia de conflito . [Newspaper]. Público.
  • (2022). Gaza: A precarious ceasefire and a persistent political impasse. [Newspaper]. Le Monde Diplomatique.
  • (2021). Jubel og død i Gaza. [Newspaper]. VG.
  • Maktabi, Rania; Skare, Erik & Sogge, Erling Lorentzen (2018). Forord som redaktør for spesialnummer av Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier: "Stat, statsborgerskap og territorialitet" - Festskrift for Nils A. Butenschøn 70 år. Babylon - Nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier. ISSN 1503-5727.
  • (2018). Comment le Hamas tente de jouer dans la cybercour israélienne. [Newspaper]. L'Orient le Journal.
  • (2018). Påfallende mange palestinske kvinner deltok i Gaza-opprøret. Nå frykter Israel at opprøret sprer seg. [Newspaper]. Aftenposten.
  • (2018). Krig og Fred. Gaza: Den store marsjen hjem. [Radio]. NRK.
  • (2017). A New Hamas? The New Middle East Blog.
  • (2017). Motstandskampen er blitt digital: Unge palestinere hacker israelske nettsider. [Business/trade/industry journal]. Apollon.
  • (2017). Digital jihad: Palestinian resistance in the information age. The New Arab.
  • (2016). Hacking and Social Banditry in Gaza. The New Middle East Blog.
  • (2016). De palestinske hackerne er her. NRK Ytring.
  • (2016). Skadeverk og informasjonskrig. Ny Tid. ISSN 0809-9049.
  • (2016). Jihadi Document Repository.
  • (2016). Kald front mellom USA og Russland i cyberspace. [Radio]. P2 Ytring.
  • (2020). Faith, Awareness, and Revolution: A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Oslo 07-Media.

View all works in Cristin

Published Aug. 23, 2016 3:32 PM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2022 9:20 PM