Dr. Kristina Simion is a visiting scholar at the School of Regulation and Global Governance.
She is associated with the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University. Kristina also works as an official in the Swedish government, focusing on rule of law development assistance and Myanmar. Kristina has previously worked with policy research for the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development and as a facilitator for the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, a global, online community of practice, comprised of some 3000 rule of law practitioners from 120 countries and 400 organizations.
Her research interests, broadly conceived, are concerned with the anthropology of international development assistance in the field of rule of law, the way foreign interventions are translated, mediated and brokered by individual actors, and the dynamics of rule of law assistance in authoritarian regimes.
Kristina’s PhD project explored the interfaces of international/global- and local law through an in-depth qualitative case study of the rule of law assistance that was initiated in Myanmar after political transition began in 2011.
Kristina’s current research engages with the translation of Sustainable Development Goal 16, local perceptions of norms pertaining to international criminal law, and understandings of rule of law within peace operations globally.