GLD Alumni


Frida Ericsson

Frida is a recent graduate from the International Development and Management MSc program (LUMID) at Lund University, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in Economics and Political Science. Frida has previously interned with UN food agencies, and conducted research in rural Cambodia on gender-based access to food and accompanying livelihood patterns. At GLD, she now hopes to deepen her quantitative research and analysis skills in addition to gaining more insight into factors affecting the efficiency of governance and local development in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Selma Agić

Selma is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Global Studies and International Relations at the University of Gothenburg. Her interests broadly covers four main themes: global security, governance, democracy and identity in particularly the MENA region and former Yugoslavia. At GLD, she hopes to gain more insight about Sub-Saharan Africa and develop qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.

Robert Kristiansen

Robert is currently doing his first year of the International Administration and Global Governance master’s program. He is especially interested in questions regarding democracy, populism and ownership-driven development on a local level, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Development Studies and History, both acquired at Gothenburg University. At GLD, Robert hopes to develop his knowledge on local development and gain insight into relevant research and quantitative analysis methods.

Anita Mureithi

Anita Mureithi is currently an MSc student in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. She comes from Nairobi, Kenya and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town. Anita’s interests lie in democratization and she has a passion for communication for development. Since coming to Gothenburg, Anita has worked as a digital ambassador for Study in Sweden at the Swedish Institute and a mentor at the University. Anita hopes that her internship at GLD will give her more insight into the research field with research projects such as the Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI).

Dziyana Katselkina

Dziyana is currently doing her first year of the International Administration and Global Governance master’s program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Dziyana was previously an intern at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Belarus and worked at the Department for International Cooperation at the city administration. Her interests include issues concerning good governance, development aid, gender studies, and identity politics. At GLD, she would like to gain knowledge about the factors affecting local development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she wishes to enhance her analytical skills and get a practical insight into data analysis.