Kats Kivistik has worked as an Analyst at the Institute of Baltic Studies since 2012, and her main research interests include social cohesion, education, research, youth and integration. She has been mainly an analyst, methodologist and project manager on different projects. Since 2022, she is also a member of the board. Kats is proficient in both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Tartu and has furthered his studies in Italy and Lisbon and at various summer schools, particularly in quantitative methods. Kats has also lectured for more than 12 years at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu, for example, on public opinion, political behaviour, and qualitative methods.