Dr Gyda M. Sindre is a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, a research associate of Peterhouse college and Lucy Cavendish college and the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. Her main research interests and publications focus on secessionist conflicts and conflict resolution, contemporary processes of state-transformation and political parties in post-conflict states. Her geographical expertise spans the region of South –and Southeast Asia, while her recent projects also include comparative insights from the Balkans. She 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 recently co-edited 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 (under production for Government and Opposition), and is also the founder of the Politics After War Research Network. Dr Sindre holds a PhD from the University of Oslo and was previously a an assistant professor at the University of Bergen (2011-2015). 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).