Katariina Mustasilta is an Associate Analyst dealing with conflict research at the EUISS. Her research covers quantitative and qualitative analysis of countries’ internal conflicts and local peace and conflict dynamics. Prior joining the EUISS, Katariina was conducting PhD research at the Department of Government, University of Essex. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University and has previously worked with peacebuilding issues in both public and non-governmental sectors. 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.