Gabriella Kristine Kattil Bolstad

Junior Research Fellow

Gabriella Kristine 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.

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


2020 Risk Assessment and Counter-terrorism, University of Stavanger

2016-2017 Masters of Arts, International Conflict Studies, Kings College London

2016 Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer Programme, Charles University

2015 SWUFE International Summer School, The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

2013-2016 Bachelor of Economic and Social Studies in International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Work Experience

2021- Junior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

2019-2021 Project Associate, Oslo municipality

2019 Trainee, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Myanmar

2018 Secretary, The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Norway

2016-2019 Prison officer, The Norwegian Correctional Service

2015-2016 Research Assistant, Aberystwyth University

2015 Trainee, Nansen Center For Peace and Dialouge

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