Executive Board

Executive Board 2016-18

Jorge Lanzaro (Chair)

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.

Contact: jorge.lanzaro@gmail.com

Malgorzata Kaczorowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Malgorzata Kaczorowska is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw.

Her research interests include: political parties, party systems, political systems, comparative constitutional law, devolution, UK constitutional law, the UK's relations with the Commonwealth countries and Ireland, the UK's European policy-making and Europeanization, the European Parliament.

Contact: m.kaczorowska@uw.edu.pl

Duncan McDonnell

Griffith University, Australia

Duncan McDonnell is Professor of Politics in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. He was previously a Jean Monnet Fellow and then a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute. His main research interests are political parties, populism and Euroscepticism. He is a member of research teams that currently hold over 1 million AUD in funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Australian Research Council for long-term projects on radical right populist youth wings in Europe, on the relationships between populist and mainstream parties, and on Indigenous involvement in Australian political parties

Contact: d.mcdonnell@griffith.edu.au

Elin Naurin

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Elin Naurin is a Wallenberg Academy Fellow and an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

Naurin has a wide research interest in theories and practices of representative democracy. Specific interests are parties' election pledges and politicians' responsiveness to public opinion. She also studies adult politial socialization, especially the role of pregnancy for individual's' political opinions, behavior and knowledge about politics.

Contact: elin.naurin@pol.gu.se

Marian Sawer

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.

Contact: marian.sawer@anu.edu.au

Beth Ginsberg

University of Connecticut, USA

Beth Ginsberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut.


Elin Bjarnegárd

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.

Contact: elin.bjarnegard@statsvet.uu.se t: @elinbja

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.

Contact: staffan.i.lindberg@pol.gu.se t: @StaffanILindber

Holly-Ann Garnett

Royal Military College, Canada

Holly Ann Garnett is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario.

Her research examines how electoral integrity can be strengthened throughout the electoral cycle, including the role of election management bodies, electoral assistance, voter registration, convenience voting measures, election technologies, civic literacy and campaign finance.

Contact: Holly-Ann.Garnett@rmc-cmr.ca

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.

Contact: jkbirnir@umd.edu