Mina Ghassaban Kjellén
Mina is in her second year of the Master’s Programme in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Her main interest lies in the Middle East and North Africa region, particularly on issues concerning democratization, governance, political identities and the relationship between these and ideological frameworks such as political Islam and postcolonialism. She also has a large interest in languages, having studied French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Persian. Mina did a short-term internship at The Program on Governance and Local Development in June 2017, assisting with the Workshop on Islamists and Local Politics co-hosted with the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS). For the fall semester’s internship, she looks forward to learn more about the thematic areas of governance and local development, as well as getting further insight on the research conducted at the Department of Political Science at UoG.
Anita Rind is currently a second year student of the Global Studies Master’s Program at the University of Gothenburg. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies with focus on Chinese Studies from Heidelberg University, Germany. Her main areas of interest lie in gender relations, policy effectiveness, and East Asian politics. She is fluent in German and Mandarin. In her spare time, she enjoys apartment hunting in the city of Gothenburg and staying up to date with the latest food trends.