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Katariina Mustasilta is a Senior Associate Analyst dealing with conflict research at the EUISS. Her research applies both quantitative and qualitative methods to study the drivers of countries’ internal conflicts and how to prevent violent escalation, the dynamics of civil resistance, and local peace and conflict dynamics. She is the Editor of the EUISS Conflict Series.
Katariina gained her PhD at the Department of Government, University of Essex (2019), and has previously worked with peacebuilding issues in both public and non-governmental sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University. She is the author of the article 'Including chiefs, maintaining peace? Examining the effects of state–traditional governance interaction on civil peace in sub-Saharan Africa', Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 56 (2), 2019.