Kristina Roepstorff is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA). She leads the research project on the Shrinking Humanitarian Space. Her research interests include local humanitarian aid and migration and peacebuilding, with a regional focus on Europe and South and Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining CHA, Kristina held positions as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University Berlin, as Visiting Fellow in the Asia Research Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and Assistant Professor at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University. In 2007 she was a Marie Curie Fellow for Humanitarian Aid and Conflict Research at University College Dublin. Kristina teaches at the School of Humanitarian Studies, Royal Roads University in Canada, in the Master Program Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Magdeburg and in the Joint Master Program in Humanitarian Action (NOHA). Kristina is also a trained intercultural mediator.
Kristina holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Bremen University, a Master of Arts in International and Comparative Legal Studies from SOAS, University of London, and a Magister Artium in Philosophy, Social Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies from the University of Munich. She was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship from the Canadian government to Simon Fraser University for her research on conflict-related expulsions in northeastern India.
Most recently, Kristina published an article on localisation in Third World Quarterly. She is currently working on a book on local humanitarian aid related to forced migration that will be published by Routledge.
Kristina has international research experience in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Italy.
Kristina speaks German, English, Italian and Spanish.