Katariina Mustasilta is a Leading Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. She steers the research project ‘Finland in Afghanistan 2001-2021’ that examines Finland’s engagement in the stabilisation and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. She is part of the Institute’s European Union research programme, and her research focuses more broadly on political violence and conflict trends and (the EU’s) international conflict prevention and peace-building efforts.
Her publications include academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Peace Research and European Foreign Affairs Review, as well as more policy-oriented research reports and briefings. Prior to joining FIIA, Mustasilta worked at the EUISS, where she covered conflict research relevant to the EU’s integrated approach to conflicts and crises.
Mustasilta holds a PhD in Political Science from the Government Department at the University of Essex. Her PhD thesis focused on the role of traditional governance in sub-Saharan African countries’ internal conflicts.
Konflikter och politiskt våld, EU:s gemensamma utrikes- och säkerhetspolitik, internationella åtgärder för konfliktförebyggande och krishantering, Subsahariska Afrika
Filosofie doktor (statsvetenskap), University of Essex (2019)
finska, engelska, Svenska, (spanska och franska)