Elin Bjarnegård is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Uppsala University. Her research interests span the field of comparative politics with a particular focus on gender; including the impact of parties, electoral laws, and networks on political recruitment, the role of informal institutions in politics, the explicit gendering of men and masculinities, the adoption of gender equality policies, and the attitudes to and dynamics of violence during conflict. She is the author of the book Gender, Informal Institutions, and Political Recruitment: Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation and her research has appeared in journals like Party Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Comparative Politics, and American Political Science Review. Bjarnegård is completing a book about autocratic genderwashing. The argument of the book was recently presented in an article in the prestigious Journal of Democracy.
During her fellowship Prof. Bjarnegård invested a lot of time and energy elaborating on and fine-tuning the framework for her forthcoming book. She has decided to publish this framework, or argument, about “autocratic genderwashing” as a stand-alone article, as a sort of preview for the full book and has come back to NIAS to work on it together with the book proposal.
As one of the “Covid Fellows” (those who had a fellowship during the period of Coronavirus lockdowns), Elin is enjoying the opportunity to experience the “normal” Amsterdam. She is enjoying the chance to see the hustle bustle of the city and her daughter is also glad to have the opportunity to come back and reconnect with the friends she made during her stay.
NIAS Fellows Association
Joining the NIAS Fellows Association (NFA) is a great way to continue your journey as part of the wider NIAS Community.
The NFA is an alumni network of over 1300 former fellows from 50 years of NIAS history as an Institute for Advanced Study. It provides a forum to maintain and deepen the connection within each year group and also provides a mechanism to allow fellows from across year groups to get in contact with each other.
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study is an intellectual haven for international researchers, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their research or projects, to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to share their knowledge with society.
Every year it offers a diverse year-group of about 50 NIAS Fellows the opportunity to devote themselves to an independent research project. NIAS is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe whose founding mission is to foster curiosity-driven research. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is located in Amsterdam.