4 April 2022

New SUPRA Students April 2022

We are happy to announce that we have four new students joining us for our Virtual SUPRA Programme in April 2022! It is a pleasure to welcome:

Felicia Istad, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at Korea University

Felicia Istad is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at Korea University. Her research is focused on immigration policy and social cohesion in South Korea. Recently published works include (co)authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on the incorporation and representation of immigrants in innovation, education, media, and foreign policy. Currently, her dissertation draws on fieldwork and quasi-experimental survey data to examine the (dis)integration of immigrants through innovation and entrepreneurship policies. Prior to her Ph.D., Felicia worked with start-ups and bilateral relations in the public and private sectors in Seoul. She has a Master of Science in Management and HR from LSE and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Korean Studies from SOAS, University of London. Felicia currently serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia and the Social Media Coordinator of the Journal of Public Diplomacy.

Lara Franken, MSc Student in Asian Studies at Lund University.

Lara is currently doing a MSc in Asian Studies at Lund University. She holds a BA in International Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia from Leiden University, which included an exchange semester at Thammasat University, Thailand. Her current Thesis project is concerned with the contestation of hierarchy through Thai youth in the Thai youth protests. For her project, she conducted Fieldwork in Bangkok.  

Viola Pulkkinen, MA student in Political Science with Specialization in Global Asian Studies at Stockholm University

Viola Pulkkinen is currently enrolled in the International Master’s Programme in Political Science with Specialization in Global Asian Studies at Stockholm University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of Helsinki. She has recently finished an internship at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm and has previously interned for Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and the Finnish Refugee Advice Centre. Her thesis examines non-state actors and new technologies in the field of migration management, with a special focus on the effects that public-private partnerships can have on the legitimacy, inclusiveness, and accountability of migration governance. 

Yelyzaveta (Lisa) Glybchenko, PhD Candidate at Tampere University

Lisa is an artist, peacebuilder and currently a doctoral researcher working in her PhD project “Visual Peacetech: Digital Visual Images as Security-Building Tools”. Lisa’s research is inspired by her grassroots peacebuilding work, in particular the visual art-for-peace project she founded in 2016 – Color Up Peace. Lisa now researchers the potential of employing digital visual images as tools to enhance security as a state of being during grassroots peace processes. In her PhD project, Lisa is interested in digital visuality of images, virtual reality image-creation and image-transformation technologies, augmented reality artistic image-layering, and development of short animated videos. Her research is accompanied by creation of original artistic media pieces meant as tools for peace work and pace education.