Mrs. Nilsson is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Uppsala University, Sweden. She holds a MA in Social Science, Development Studies with a specialization in post-conflict development and gender with a master’s dissertation focusing on reintegration of female soldier and the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Nilsson’s dissertation was based on research completed through a field study in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Prior to that, Nilsson attend courses on Genocide and Mass Violence, Development and Armed Conflict, and African studies.


Nilsson also holds a BA in Social Science - Development Studies. On this occasion, she attended courses in basic and advanced levels of Development Studies together with courses in Peace and Conflict Research and International relations. She is currently lecturer in ‘Development, Democracy and Governance’ and seminar teacher in International Politics.