GLD Alumni

Adam Childs

Adam is an intern at GLD during autumn 2018. He is currently studying a master’s programme in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Before this he studied his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at UEA in England and also took the opportunity to study practical philosophy for a semester at Uppsala University in Sweden. During this time he was very interested in the moral and political aspects of philosophy. Adam’s current interests in political science focus on inequality, the effects of urbanization, political ideologies, and political parties.

Hazal Ozvaris

Hazal is an intern at GLD during the autumn of 2018. She is doing her M.A. in Political Science at Gothenburg University. Before the programme, she had been working as a political journalist and conducting weekly interviews, 30 of which on the subject of the Turkish media under authoritarianism were complied and published as a book. She was one of the founders of the Platform for Independent Journalism (P24). She is interested in the funds that are delivered for improving gender equality in the Middle East region, social movements and electoral authoritarianism.

Sebastian Nickel

Sebastian is GLD’s data manager since August. He has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Greifswald (Germany) and previously worked as a research assistant at the Chair of International Relations and the Chair of Early Modern History (both at the University of Greifswald). His research interests focus on migration in and between developing countries and whether project aid has any effect on migration patterns on a sub-national level.

Ariadna Carrascosa Hidalgo

Ariadna is an intern during the winter 2018/19 semester. She is currently in her second year of the Master's Program in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. With a background in law, she is interested in democracy and participation, policy implementation, why we follow norms and rules, but also AI and the environment, among others. Ariadna wishes to learn how practical research is implemented, as well as improve her analytical and data skills.

Nora Stel

Nora Stel works as Assistant Professor in Governance and Human Rights at the Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands. She is Affiliated Scholar at Utrecht University’s Centre for Conflict Studies, the Netherlands, and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Nora works on the political anthropology of governance, authority and legitimacy in conflict-affected contexts, with a particular focus on non-state actors, informal institutions and refugee communities in the Levant. She has done fieldwork in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Burundi and Ethiopia for which she has been awarded several research grants, including one from Yale University. Nora has published with Oxford University Press and in journals such as Antipode, the Journal of Refugee Studies, Development and Change and Mediterranean Politics. As a visiting scholar to the Governance and Local Development program at Gothenburg University, Nora is currently working on a postdoctoral research project titled ‘Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty: The Governance of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon’ under a Niels Stensen Fellowship.

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