Kaija Schilde is an Associate Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She is the author of The Political Economy of European Security (Cambridge University Press 2017), which examines the relationship between interest groups and the European Union, and she has published articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of Peace Research, and European Security. Her research focuses on the political economy of security and transatlantic security, focusing on issues related to European defense industry policy, spending, and technology, as well as migration, trafficking, and border security.
Having received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Schilde began teaching at BU in 2010, and continues to bring students into the world of international affairs with courses on the defense industry, European politics, and international security. She is the co-director of the Pardee School Project on the Political Economy of Security and the Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking, and serves on the Executive Board of the Center for the Study of Europe at BU.