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.

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.