I am a scholar in comparative politics, based in Sweden. Broadly, the focus of my research is democracy and development. I am interested in how representation and accountability can work for improving the everyday life of people. Since the autumn of 2016, I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. My dissertation studies representation and accountability, examining the case of women. Specifically, my dissertation engages with questions such as what do women issues stand for, and how political representation can help to address those.
I am at my best when working with others, which is why I am actively involved in several research collaborations. I am co-founder of the Digital Society Project and V-Practice. I am also a researcher at the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, and I collaborate with the Program of Governance and Local Development (GLD). I am passionate about making research relevant for the "real-world", which is why I often engage with policy practitioners. I work as long-term consultant for USAID, and have previously worked for the World Bank, Sida, Community of Democracies and International IDEA.