Welcome! My name is Anne-Kathrin Kreft, and I hold a PhD in Political Science (2019) from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where I am still employed. My article-based dissertation examined responses to conflict-related sexual violence, with a focus on women’s civil society mobilization and the implementation of  the Women, Peace and Security framework. Other research interests include political and gender-based violence, women’s rights and gender issues in international relations and in a comparative perspective more broadly.

My research combines quantitative and qualitative methods, and survey experiments. In 2017 and 2018, I completed four months of fieldwork in Colombia, where I interviewed civil society and international organization representatives, diplomats, government officials,  and former combatants about their perceptions of conflict-related sexual violence. I have also carried out elite interviews in Norway, Sweden, Germany and the U.S. My work is published in the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Peacekeeping and Comparative Political Studies. I am a member of the Norwegian Research School on Peace and Conflict.

Prior to embarking on my PhD journey, I completed short-term positions and internships at KfW Development Bank (Frankfurt), GIZ (Lusaka), the German Foreign Office (Berlin) and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (New York). I am a Nordic crime fiction and northern lights enthusiast and enjoy traveling and photography.