Dr Gyda M. Sindre is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Politics and the Deputy Director of the York Centre for Conflict and Security at the University of York, UK. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, specialising in armed conflict, security and the politics of peacebuilding. She has published widely on the topic of non-state armed groups and their successor parties works closely with policy makers in supporting war-to-peace transitions. Dr Sindre’s scholarly work appears in the journals Political Geography, Government and Opposition, Party Politics, Civil Wars and in book chapters by various university presses. She is the editor of two special issues, Understanding Armed Groups and Party Politics (Civil Wars, 2016) and Former Armed Groups, Ideology and State Transformation (Government and Opposition, 2019). Prior to joining the Department of Politics in York, Dr Sindre was a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow at the University of Cambridge and Assistant Professor at the University of Bergen. She holds a PhD from the University of Oslo (2011). She has held visiting fellowships at Yale University, University of California Los Angeles, and the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge.