Kristin Fjæstad

Senior Research Fellow, head of the Research group on Russia, Asia and international trade

Kristin Fjæstad is a senior research fellow and leader of the research group on Russia, Asia and international trade.

From August 2020, Fjæstad has a post doc position in the LORAX project. In this project, she will work on questions about how and by whom the Caspian Sea is defined as a regional ecosystem.

Fjæstad holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews (2020). The PhD traces and examines Kazakhstan’s transition from a recipient to a donor of official development assistance and discusses this process through the prism of identity-building.  

Fjæstad works predominantly on global development, development and foreign policy, as well as questions of identity, foreign policy and state formation in the former Soviet Union, in particular Central Asia.