Executive Board 2016-18
Anika Gauja (Chair)
University of Sydney, Australia
Anika Gauja is an Associate Professor in Government and International Relations at Sydney University. Her research focuses upon political institutions in modern representative democracies, particularly political parties and parliaments.
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Wake Forest University, USA
Peter Siavelis is Interim Chair and Professor of Politics and International Affairs in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, as well as the Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, at Wake Forest University.
His research interests are in political recruitment and candidate selection processes and political parties in new democracies, especially in Latin America.
Kings College London, UK
Sarah Birch is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Economy, Kings College, London.
Her research focuses upon the comparative politics of Central and Eastern Europe, especially electoral systems, electoral malpractice, corruption, and semi-authoritarianism, and political ethics.
Australian National University, Australia
Marian Sawer AO is Emeritus Professor and ANU Public Policy Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations, the Australian National University. Her research interests include democratic theory and practice, electoral administration, gender politics and policy, social liberalism, an the intersection of social movements and the state.
Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
Jorge Lanzaro is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay. His research interests include presidential governments, political parties and social democracy.
Uppsala University, Sweden
Elin Bjarnegård is Associate Professor in Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the Department of Government at Uppsala University in Sweden. She is also affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. Dr. Bjarnegård’s research and teaching interests span the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on gender.
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Staffan I. Lindberg
University of Gothenberg, Sweden
Staffan Lindberg is Professor of Political Science and Wallenberg Academy Fellow in the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenberg. His research interests are comparative politics, democracy and democratization, Africa, political institutions, public opinion, representation, legislatures, members of parliament, corruption and clientelism.
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Texas A&M University, USA
Michelle Taylor-Robinson is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Texas A&M UNiversity. Her research combines rational choice and historical institutionalism approaches to understanding political behavior. She focuses upon democratization in Latin America.
Johana Kirstin Birnir
University of Maryland
Jóhanna Kristín Birnir is an Associate Professor in the department of Government and Politics. She is Research director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) and director of the Minorities at Risk (MAR) project (now AMAR, A for All). Jóhanna studies the effect of identity (ethnicity, religion, gender) on contentious political outcomes (elections and violence), and has done extensive fieldwork in the Andes and in South-East Europe.