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Tone Sommerfelt  holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Oslo and is a senior researcher at the Oslo-based Fafo Research Foundation. She has considerable field experience of Muslim West Africa, including three years of fieldwork in The Gambia. She has recently worked on a project commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled “Religious Reorientation in Southern Mali” that investigates the politico-religious dynamics following the crisis in northern Mali. In addition to Mali, she has conducted fieldwork in Morocco.

Research areas:  Middle East and North Africa , Africa

Publications

State control of religious activity in southern Mali following the 2012 crisis
Oct2309_Jason Finch_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Tone Sommerfelt , Kristin Jesnes 25 August 2015
Faced with the fear of radicalisation, Malian authorities are attempting to regulate an increasingly complex religious field. This policy brief examines the nature of these attempts and their implications. more  
The big dilemma of small soldiers: recruiting children to the war in Syria
Children of Syria by Beshr O with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/beshro/8705520570/in/photolist-egh4Yf-9VCpWt-bEQzGF-89DRep-e3jWyz-e3jWvX-e3qBC9-e3jWwK-hKiUpV-egh475-ok5wnw-8ZSDMb-hWiphQ-e3qBKd-e3jWsk-e3jWyB-i2oSVN-dDL7UU-dDL7QJ-6cWqH8-eUqTyu-as9WCm-6hcKTj-e38ZTn-p6anng-oojrfd-jAN3RL-hWbYL6-6cL5F7-2b3dxm-aWY962-bDqtaS-bSkckP-bSkb64-bDqrYw-bSkdXv-bSk9gK-bDquP1-bSkcUg-bSk9VV-e3eFDU-jAMVvJ-jAM1Da-bTHTr2-LMjqF-jALXhb-qXhckx-qddvP9-ecfYha-9Q5zZz Tone Sommerfelt , Mark B. Taylor 16 February 2015
This report considers child recruitment to the war in Syria from the refugee populations in Jordan based on interviews with international and Jordanian officials, as well as Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees. more  

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