Cindy Horst is research professor in Migration and Refugee Studies and co-director of the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict.
Her current research focuses on how individuals, including artists and academics, can challenge the status quo and effect societal change in (post-)conflict settings. In her research on (transnational) civic engagement, she asks questions that problematise normative ideas of 'active citizenship', exploring how people living in culturally and religiously diverse societies engage with their surroundings.
Horst also researches civic support for social justice, humanitarianism and development, including diaspora engagement with regions of origin and the transnational activities of refugees. She is especially interested in innovative research methodologies that foster a critical and ethically-conscious engagement with the theme of study, through shared anthropology and multi-sited ethnography.