Inga Støren

Inga is a DPhil (PhD) Candidate in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford. Originally from Norway, she has spent the last decade studying in the US, and teaching science and languages in Rwanda and Lebanon.

Prior to enrolling in the DPhil program, she earned her M.S. in Global and International Education from Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA), and her B.A. in Biology from Truman State University (Missouri, USA).

Her research focuses on lived experiences of refugee youth and teachers, as well as the delivery of post-primary education to refugees trapped in protracted situations of displacement. While her previous research with refugees included Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Inga’s current research is centred round the African Great Lakes, particularly Rwanda.

In addition to her DPhil work, Inga takes on educational research assignments, most recently through her consultancy “Støren Research Consult”, based in Oslo, Norway. Her research experience includes quantitative and qualitative data analysis (SPSS, NVivo), organizational structure mapping, academic editing, data visualization, and indexing. She is also an instructor in Human Rights and Women’s Rights with Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM), providing online education to refugee students in Kenya, Malawi, Thailand, and the Middle East.


Title of thesis: (Working title)
Delivering relevant higher education in a protracted refugee situation: The case of Congolese refugees in Rwanda.

Dr David Johnson

Research interests:

  • Protracted Refugee Situations
  • Higher Education in Emergencies
  • Violence in Education
  • Peace Pedagogy and Peace Education Programs
  • International Organizations and NGOs



  • Storen, I. (2016). “Peace education for refugees,” talk given at the Global Inequality, Refuge, and Education Conference, University of Oldenburg, Germany, 9-11 June, 2016.
  • Storen, I. (2016). “Whispered words of wisdom: Youth voices in research on refugee camp education,” research paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 6-10 March 2016.
  • Storen, I. (2015). “Violence in educational settings in Shatila refugee camp, Lebanon,” research paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference. Washington DC, USA, 8-13 March, 2015.
  • Storen, I. (2014). “Ending Educational Dependency: Promoting Indigenous Education in East Africa,” research paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference. Toronto, Canada, 10-15 March, 2014.

Journal articles

  • Storen, I. (2016). “The shortcomings of vocational training in long-term refugee camps: Observations from Lebanon and Rwanda”, Norrag News vol. 53, pp. 72-74.
  • Storen, I. (in review; MS received Jan 2016). “Exploring ‘peace’ and ‘violence’ in a protracted refugee situation: A participatory study with refugee youth and teachers in Lebanon,” Journal of Education in Emergencies.
  • Edwards Jr., D. B., Brehm, W., & Storen, I. (forthcoming). “The national politics of educational advocacy in the context of global governance: A case study of international funding and support for civil society engagement in Cambodia,” International Journal of Educational Development.
  • Edwards Jr., D. B., & Storen, I. (forthcoming). “The World Bank and education reform in Indonesia: Community-driven development, school-based management, and low-fee private schools,” Privatization in Education Research Initiative (PERI).

Book Reviews

  • Tremonte, A. M. & Storen, I. (2013). “Book Review: Higher Education and National Development: Universities and Societies in Transition,” Excellence in Higher Education, vol. 4, pp. 56-59.


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • St Antony's College

Research groups

  • Comparative and International Education