Erik Melander is an External Associate at PRIO.

Erik Melander

PRIO Global Fellow

Additional positions:

Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Research Interests


  • Causes and Dynamics of Armed Conflict
  • Peace Processes
  • Role of Gender


Erik Melander is a professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He was previously the Director of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP). His research interests include the causes and dynamics of armed conflict, peace processes, and the role of gender. 


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