Dr. Karina Mross is political scientist, working in the research programme “Transformation of political (dis-)order: Institutions, values, peace’ at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. Working at DIE since 2013, she has been involved in projects on “Transformation and Development in Fragile States”, “Supporting Sustainable Peace” and “Social Cohesion in Africa”.
Her research focuses on international support for peace and democratization processes in post-war contexts. She is particularly interested in in the role of democracy support can play in building peace after civil war. Ongoing research addresses the role of local elections for societal peace, as well as transitional justice in post-conflict situations. She has conducted field research in Burundi, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal and Timor-Leste. Next to qualitative methods, she uses Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Based on her research, she is engaged in policy advice and teaches at the University of Heidelberg.
Karina received her PhD from the University of St. Gallen in 2019. She completed her MA in ‘International Relations and Development Policy’ at the University of Duisburg-Essen and obtained her BA in ‘European Studies’ at the University of Maastricht.
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