Peace and conflict management studies, including human security perspectives, positive business engagement, and women's meaningful inclusion in fragile and conflict-affected situations are at the core of Christina's professional interests. Currently, Christina is a Research Affiliate at Queen's University and an adjunct faculty member at the Brussels School of Governance. Previously, she was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, IDEAS, and Visiting Fellow with the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies, the in-house think tank of the European People's Party. Christina has conducted peace and conflict assessments and social audits for the International Labour Organisation, European Parliament, the German development agency (GIZ), and SPARK. She has provided advisory services, including writing a report on “The Role of Women in Peace and Transition Processes” for the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, served as a civil society representative for the European Union’s working group on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, contributed to a European Parliament-supported study on a progressive European foreign policy agenda, and co-wrote policy briefs on development, equity, and inclusion in development assistance for the Biden-Harris administration as a member of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security. Christina received her PhD from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She focused on the private sector's impact on human (economic) security and peace in fragile and conflict-affected states. Christina received her MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and BA in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC.
Business for peace - livelihood security of vulnerable groups - women's meaningful inclusion in peace and transition processes