Gabriella Kristine Kattil Bolstad

Gabriella Kristine Kattil Bolstad is a Junior Research Fellow in NUPI’s Research Group on Security and Defence. Additionally, Bolstad is working in the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime.

Bolstad holds a master’s degree in International Conflict Studies from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. Additionally, she studied risk analysis and counter-terrorism at the University of Stavanger.

Bolstad’s master’s thesis focused on the securitisation theory, jihadist foreign fighter returnees and the reintegration challenge. Bolstad’s research interests consists of violent extremism and terrorism, radicalisation-related risk assessment, geopolitics and the international governance in the Arctic.