Dr Gyda M. Sindre is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Politics at the University of York, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations, specialising in the politics of non-state armed groups including rebel diplomacy and rebel group successor parties, governance, democratisation and peacebuilding. Her ongoing research explores contemporary dynamics of party politics and state building following civil war. 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.