Dr Gyda M. Sindre is a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge and the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. She is also research associate at Lucy Cavendish college Cambridge and an honorary member of Peterhouse college, Cambridge. Her primary research area and publications focus on war-to-democracy transitions, rebel group transformation and political party development in the aftermath of civil war alongside research on participatory democracy, local democracy and governance. Her geographical expertise spans the region of South –and Southeast Asia and the Balkans. Dr Sindre is the Principal Investigator of the project “Political parties in the post-conflict state” funded by Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway (2015-2019). She has published widely in journals such as Party Politics, Political Geography, and Civil Wars. Dr Sindre is the guest editor two special issues on former rebel parties, Understanding Armed Groups and Party Politics in the journal Civil Wars (2016) and Former Armed Groups, Ideology and State Transformation in Government and Opposition (2019), and is also the founder of the Politics After War Research Network. Dr Sindre holds a PhD from the University of Oslo (2011) and was previously assistant professor at the University of Bergen. She has held visiting fellowships at Yale University (2010), the University of California Los Angeles (2008-2009) and the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge (2014).