Bolstad conducts research on US foreign policy, Norwegian security and defence policy and transatlantic relations with an emphasis on NATO and the Nordic region. She has prior work experience at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon and the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Oslo. She holds an MA in international conflict studies from Kings’ College London and an BSc Econ in international politics from Aberystwyth University.
- University of Stavanger – Risk analysis and counterterrorism.
- King’s College London – MA International conflict studies
- Aberystwyth University – B.Sc. International politics
- Researcher - Fridtjof Nansen Institute
- Junior Research Fellow – Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
- Stuart Center Visiting Fellow – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
- Project Associate – Oslo municipality
- Intern – The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon
- Prison Officer – The Norwegian Correctional Service
- Secretary – Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Oslo
- Research Assistant – Aberystwyth University
- Project Associate – Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue
Monaghan, S. and Bolstad, G. (2023). NATO and the Invasion, One Year On. Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS).
Bolstad, G. and Riddervold, M. (forthcoming). Polarization, Trump and Transatlantic Relations in Akande, A. (ed), The Misadventures of Donald J. Trump: On Faux Populism, Identity Politics, and the Struggle to Save Democracy. Springer International Publishing.
Bolstad, G. and Friis, K. (fourthcoming). NATO and Transatlantic Security Relations in Fahey, E. (ed), The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Relations. Routledge International Handbooks.
Bolstad, G. and Jacobsen, E. (2022) NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept – Change, Continuity and Implications. Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI).
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report, May 2023, 31 p.