Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics and Policy, International Relations
About: Gabriella Gricius is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science. She obtained her B.A. in International Relations and German Language from Boston University and her M.A. in International Security from the University of Groningen. She also earned a certificate in journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Gabriella’s research interests include the former Soviet Union, Russia, the Arctic, conflict studies, great power competition, geopolitics, and securitization theory. She is currently interested in the securitization of the Arctic from a Russian perspective. She is also a freelance journalist and has published extensively in Foreign Policy, Bear Market Brief, Global Security Review and Riddle Russia as well as the academic journals The Asian Journal of Peacebuilding and Sicherheit & Frieden as well as various other journals. Further, she is fluent in German and English and developing her fluency in Russian and Dutch. Currently, she also acts as the Director of Research with The International Scholar, where she leads a research project investigating the relationship between technology, information, and democracy. Over the past five years, she has worked for a variety of think tanks and companies in Germany and the Netherlands, including The Public International Law & Policy Group (Amsterdam Office), The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the International Criminal Court, was part of a fact-finding mission to Transnistria and Moldova in summer 2019, and was appointed as a Fellow in the Parlamentarisches Patenschafts-Programm. In her spare time, she enjoys attending boxing classes, running, reading, and baking cakes.