Kristina Roepstorff

Associate faculty

Humanitarian Studies

Dr. Kristina Roepstorff joined Royal Roads University as an associate faculty member in 2015 with more than 10 years’ international and interdisciplinary teaching and research experience. As a certified intercultural mediator, trainer and consultant she seeks to bridge academic research and teaching with policy and practice. She served as mediation expert for a project with Local Peace Committees in Nepal, funded by the German Foreign Ministry, and provided intercultural trainings to organizations such as the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief. Her research concerns humanitarian action and peacebuilding with a regional focus on South and Southeast Asia. Her research has been published as monograph, book chapters, journal articles and policy papers.



Roepstorff currently holds a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Magdeburg where she teaches in the Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies. Previously, she worked at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Simon Fraser University and the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University. She was a Marie Curie Fellow in Humanitarian Action and Conflict Studies at the University College Dublin and has been teaching on the European Network on Humanitarian Action master program in international humanitarian for many years.



Doctorate in Political Science from the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies

Bremen University

Master of Arts in International and Comparative Legal Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Magister Artium in Philosophy, Social Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies

University of Munich


Roepstorff, K. (2019) Migration and the Shrinking Humanitarian Space in Europe, Centre for Humanitarian Action,

Kristina Roepstorff (2020) A call for critical reflection on the localisation agenda in humanitarian action, Third World Quarterly, 41:2, 284-301, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1644160