Marit Brochmann obtained an MA in political science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in 2005. She is currently a PhD student in political science at the University of Oslo . Her dissertation project is on conflict and cooperation over shared water resources. She is also a research associate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO). See also www.prio.no/page/CSCW_staff_details/CSCW_Staff_alpha/9400/46198.html . Contact address: email@example.com .