GLD Alumni

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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Suprabhath Kalahasti

Suprabhath holds a Masters in Biological Sciences and a Bachelors in Pharmacy from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani. Suprabhath is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Health – Health Economics from the University of Gothenburg. He has previously worked as a Consultant at IQVIA in Public Health development projects in the Middle East & Africa. His areas of interest include health systems research, health care financing, epidemiology, data sciences, and data journalism.



Nesrine Ben Brahim

Nesrine holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford. Before joining GLD, Nesrine was working for the Danish Refugee Council in Greece. Nesrine has experience working on several research projects with Princeton University, PRIO, LSE, and Oxford, as well as NGOs in Tunisia and the UK. Her research interests include state fragility, governance, and development with a focus on the MENA region. She is fluent in Arabic and French.