Kristin Ljungkvist

Nonresident Fellow, Global Cities

Areas of expertise: Global Cities


Kristin Ljungkvist is a researcher at the department of government, at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she currently holds a fellowship from The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund. She is also a research associate at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University.  

Her research focuses on global cities, urban security, and on urban dimensions of global challenges such as climate change and terrorism. She is the author of The Global City 2.0 – From Strategic Site to Global Actor (2016, Routledge).

Ljungkvist has previously been a research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. She has also been a visiting researcher at the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Previous positions also include being an analyst at the Swedish National Defense University with a focus on European crisis management, as well as member of the European Policy Centre (EPC) Task Force on Managing Emergencies. Currently Ljungkvist also teaches international politics at Uppsala University. 

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