Sara Kallis left PRIO in 2024. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Sara Kallis

Sara Kallis

Interests and experience

  • Political violence, repression
  • Contentious politics, social movements, civil resistance, protest
  • Computational social science, data science, machine learning

Sara was a Research Assistant at the VIEWS Forecasting research consortium from 2023 until 2024, where she contributed to tasks related to research and project management, outreach to international stakeholders, improving documentation, and developing the machine learning pipeline underpinning VIEWS' monthly forecasts.

She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Zurich.


  • 2021–2023: MA in Political Science / International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2018–2021: BA in Political Science (major) and Art History (minor) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Previous Experience

  • 2023: Research Assistant, University of St. Gallen
  • 2021–2023: Student Researcher, Center for Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding
  • 2021: Intern & Research Fellow, Global Detention Project
  • 2019–2020: Research Assistant, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich

Spoken Languages

  • Fluent in English, German, Greek
  • Good knowledge of French and Spanish

Technical Skills

  • Python, R, LaTeX
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