Editorial Staff

Klara Fredriksson, Editor-in-Chief

I’m on the last year of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, mostly focused on political behavior. I’ve written for The Perspective since 2014, mainly about American politics. Special interests include voter suppression, felon disenfranchisement, and an article about the Harry Potter judicial system that I’ve been working on since 2015 (it’s impossible, their system is arbitrary and garbage).


Michal Gieda, Editor-in-Chief

Hey. I’m a Polish/Swedish student of Sociology at Lund University, aiming to study a masters in Media and Communication studies later on. When it comes to international affairs, some of my main areas of interest are social issues, human rights, and economics. Considering my field of studies, I especially find questions of minority rights and ethnicity to be relevant topics, although I’m always eager to get a new and different perspective on things. I’ve been an active member of the webzine since 2014 and it has taught me a great deal about writing, but I’ve also found a lot of enjoyment in the social aspect of it. I would say that these aspects combined have definitely fueled my passion and motivation towards international affairs, and I’m looking forward to at least a few more semesters with this committee.

Editorial Staff

Joseph Aivalikli

I’m a Greek-Irish Master’s student studying Economic Demography, and before that I studied at Trinity College Dublin. I’ve been involved with The Perspective since 2016. I have a passion for history, and many of my articles have looked at current events in a historical perspective.

Hannes Berggren

I’m a Lund student on my second semester of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. I have an interest in international comparative politics and governance, social movements, democracy and equality. I have been writing for The Perspective since 2016.

Ebba Bergström

I’m a Political Science student, on my fourth semester in Lund and looking at journalism programs once I have my Bachelor’s. I’m on my second semester in the webzine but you may have heard me in Radio UPF where I have been active for three semesters and am one of the two editors. When it comes to my political interests I mostly write about North-South relations, feminism and global justice.

Santana Briggs

I’m in the third year of my Bachelor’s degree in Politics and am currently an exchange student at Lund University. I’ve been writing for The Perspective since 2017.  My interests include electoral reform, North American politics, and minority rights.

Johanna Caminati Engström

Hey peeps! I’m an Italian / Swedish second year student doing a Bachelor in Human Rights. I’m currently on exchange at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. I’ve been a part of The Perspective’s community since the autumn of 2016 and I absolutely adore reading everybody’s articles. I love writing about human rights (surprise!), vulnerable communities, postcolonialism, feminism and I have a genuine passion for Africa. I do like to leave my comfort zone though, so be prepared!

James Davies

I’m a geology student with an interest in decision-making in an uncertain world. In practice that means I enjoy strategy, geopolitics and macroeconomics, and analysing the lessons from history. I have written for The Perspective since 2015 on topics such as rare earth metals, oil, the EU, experts and U.S. foreign policy.

Alexander Edberg-Thorén

I have recently graduated from a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics at Lund University and in the fall I will be starting a Master programme in Economics. Meanwhile I am working and studying part time, and of course contributing to the Perspective! My interests cover both Politics and Economics, and especially the intersection between the two. I find Webzine very inspiring, and a great forum to discuss ideas and current topics with the other writers.

Malin Hagman

Hi! My name is Malin and I’m in the first year of my Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication studies. I’ve been writing for The Perspective since the beginning of 2017 and I’m particularly interested in human rights, global health, environmental issues and the EU.

Scott Harvey

I’m a British student on the MSc Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics course at the Department of Economic History here in Lund. I have been active with the association since early 2016, primarily focusing on American and European politics in my articles for Utrikesperspektiv. My interests include culture wars, social policy, technological change and foreign policy, as well as the interactions between these areas. Expecting plenty of source material from across the Atlantic this year!

Erik Hoff

I’m currently studying human rights at Lund Unversity and have a background working in the local indie-film industry.  My interests are of a wide variety within the great mess that is history, art (especially film), culture, languages, politics, international relations and other humanities related fields. I have profiled myself with my interest in the history, culture and rights of ethnic minorities. I particularly take interest in things a bit on the fringe of the mainstream such as studying the history of the indigenous peoples of Siberia, the history of Sudan or travelling in the Caucasus region.

Lukas Kettemer

Hello there, I am a European citizen studying my Master in Business Administration before I continue with a second Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Lund is such a beautiful student city! My personal interests are in the area of European politics and environmental issues. I enjoy writing and discussing topics around foreign affairs and want to contribute to a more nuanced understanding. I am always eager to find new and interesting information and puzzle them together in a great story.

Georgia de Leeuw

I am studying a Master in Asian studies here at Lund University with a main focus on Japan. Prior to that I have studied Political Science in Linköping. I am interested in territorial disputes and diplomacy, as well as Japan’s domestic politics, and these are the main areas in which I am trying to contribute to the webzine.

Laura Lindström

I’m a political science student currently working on my Master’s thesis in welfare policies and management. I would say I have a rather broad range of interests which I aim to portray in the articles I write. Currently, however, I am focusing on media effects on political change and public opinion. During my (supposedly) last semester at Lund University, my aim is to actively participate in Webzine activities and hopefully be able to write interesting and stimulating articles for you to read!

Lauren McIntosh

I have recently made the move from sunny Western Australia to Sweden to study a master in media and communication. I have always been interested in political issues, and I will admit to a special interest in how the media is used within the political. I am currently writing and proof reading for The Perspective, and I am looking forward to all the writing, reading and political discussions that arise at the Webzine!

Naohiko Nakayama

I am a Japanese student originally studying International Relations in Japan, but I am currently on a one year exchange to Lund University studying Political Science and Sociology. This is my second semester in the webzine, and I am also a member of the PR committee. For my political interests of writing, I am focusing in Japan and the East Asian Region, especially on security policies. The webzine is a place not only for inspiration for my studies in politics, but also challenges my English, which is my third language. By the way, Pikachu and Meowth are the only few Pokémon I know.

Peter Norris

Hey crew! I’m an Australian student completing a Master’s in Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Adaptation. In previous jobs I’ve compiled and proof-read documents for the Western Australian tourism industry, traded stocks on the share market, and even lugged tools on mine sites in the deserts of WA. A diversity of experiences and discussions is exactly why I love UPF!

Jan Novotny

Cheerio folks, my name is Jan Novotny. I’ve always had a hard time choosing between natural and social science, which has resulted in me often mixing them together. The fact that I’m studying statistics, a subject right at the intercept between exact science and fluid society, is probably a reflection of that. There is a big chance that my ambivalence will also show in what topics I choose to write about here at the webzine. I love plot twists and have a sincere fondness for quotes.

Sarper Sarikaya

Hej! I am Sarper, I am studying my master’s in Global Studies programme at the Graduate School of Social Sciences with a major in sociology. I’m mainly interested in political sociology and political philosophy, more specifically in totalitarianism, open society, propaganda and misinformation, also more recently in so-called “post-truth politics”.

David Wästlund

I’m a former Editor-in-Chief at The Perspective, and believe that multiple perspectives are always needed to make sense of a complex world. To me, the UPF webzine has remained a great place to challenge my own understanding of the world and learn new ways of seeing things. My favourite topic is the intersection between politics and my own subject master subject Economics.

Emma Rohman





Hi there, I´m a student in the bachelor programme of European studies.  So naturally, I have an interest in all things foreign affairs, but with a focus on Europe in particular. Since it is a very interesting time at the moment to be studying in this field. My passion is culture and history and how it interacts with foreign policy today. Also language is an obsession so expect  me to speak fluent spanish very soon. I have been writing for Webzine since 2016 and having a great time working together with inspiring people in this committe.

A  list of our previous contributors can be found here.