Thea Willoch Njaastad
Thea Willoch Njaastad is a Master’s student at MF School of Theology, Religion and Society, writing her thesis on religious peacebuilding in South Sudan. Njaastad is part of the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development at NUPI.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, including a semester at SOAS University of London. Her research interests include peace processes and peace operations, state and nation-building, and religion and identity. Njaastad has experience from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia. She has also worked in civil society, with youth, peace and security, inclusive decision-making processes and academic freedom.
2020 - MA in Religion in Contemporary Society, MF School of Theology, Religion and Society
2014 - 2017 BA in Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
2022 - Graduate Research Fellow, NUPI
2020 - Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2019 - 2020 Political Advisor on International Affairs, LNU
2018 Trainee, the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia
2016 - 2017 Vice President, SAIH
Publications All publications
Publication | 2022
The United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) was established on 3 June 2020 under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolu1
Publication : Report | 2022
Ahead of the March 2022 renewal of the mandate for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) condu1
Articles All articles
3 Jan 2022
What can we do to prevent war? How can countries emerging from conflict avoid relapse? How well do international peace operations actually work?