I am a scholar in comparative politics, based in Sweden. In the spring on 2022, I started a position as post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Gothenburg within the project "Public Services in Comparative and Historical Perspective". In January 2022, I defended my PhD dissertation titled "Understanding the Conditions and Consequences of Women's Political Representation".
Broadly, the focus of my research is democracy and development. I am particularly interested in how representation and accountability can work for improving the everyday life of people. Specifically, I engage with questions such as what do women issues stand for, and how political representation can help to address those. Big part of my work focuses on health-care as a specific policy priority for women as a group. I am also interested in understanding how democratic properties develop over time, and more recently, in the effects of the Internet and social media on democracy.
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 D-Arch. I am also collaborating with researchers at the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, and 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.
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