Helena Grusell

MA in Political Science, Uppsala University, 1995
AA in Business Administration, Miami Dade Community College, USA

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas

Armed conflict data and human security with specific focus on Latin America: Colombia and Peru. Yearly coding of state-, non-state- and one-sided events in Colombia and Peru for the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)

Research Assistant in the Special Program on the Implementation of Targeted Sanctions (SPITS)

Targeted UN sanctions and the effect the sanctions have on listed persons’s behavior.


Conflict Analysis, Scenario Analysis, the web based course: ‘Conflict, Security and Identity.


Peter Wallensteen & Helena Grusell: ”Targeting the Right Targets: The UN Use of Individual Sanctions”. Global Governance vol. 18, nr. 2 (2012), p. 207-230. 

Lindgren, Mathilda, Peter Wallensteen and Helena Grusell, 2010. “Meeting the New Challenges to International Mediation”. UCDP Paper No. 6. Report from an International symposium, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala June 14-16, 2010.

Wallensteen, Peter and Helena Grusell, 2009. “Targeting the Right Targets? Reporting on a Project on UN Sanctions Targeting Policy”. Paper presented for the working meeting on targeted UN sanctions, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, October 26, 2009.

Grusell, Helena and Ingela Johansson, 1995.”Unity Within Diversity? Mobilization of the Indigenous People in Ecuador, Through CONAIE, to Reach Influence in National Politics.” Minor Field Study Report, Department of Government, Uppsala, Universitetstryckeriet.

Contributions to publications 

Eriksson (ed.): States in Armed Conflict for the years 2001-2002

Harbom (ed.): States in Armed Conflict for the years 2003-2007

Harbom, Lotta and Ralph Sundberg (eds.) States in Armed Conflict for the years 2007-2008

Pettersson, Therése and Lotta Themnér, (eds.), States in Armed Conflict for the years 2009-2010 

Responsible for the conflict locations Colombia and Peru (all the years) and Haiti (-04). 


Grusell, Helena, Peter Wallensteen and Adele Aranki-Nassar. All cases and all persons listed for travel ban or assets freeze by the UN under Chapter VII in the period 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2009 with the exception of the cases that concern terrorist actions (work in progress).

Grusell, Helena, Johan Brosché, Jonathan Hall, Frida Möller, Daniel Strandow and Ralph Sundberg. International Conflict Preventive Measures Dataset 1993-2004. Uppsala Conflict Data Program: Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.


Coordinator of the Sida financed International Training Programme: Peace and Security in Africa (PASA), the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies, Minor Field Study (MFS) Scholarships and the Claude Ake Visiting Chair. 

Representative of the Equality Committee: http://www.pcr.uu.se/about/equality_work/?languageId=1 

Member of the Editorial Committee of Life and Peace Institute’s Journal: New Routes

Helena Grusell

Helena Grusell
Teacher & Coordinator

E-mail: helena.grusell@pcr.uu.se
Phone: +46 (0)18 471 76 52
Fax: +46 (0)18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden