Ellen Lust Joins V-Dem Institute

June 18, 2014

The grant covers research for the coming ten years on two of her present projects as well as for her new engagement in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute led by professor Staffan I. Lindberg: the Transitional Governance Project (TGP), and the newly developed Governance and Local Development (GLD) project. Professor Lust’s research agendas span several areas of strength in the department at University of Gothenburg, and she will also be an active in the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute led by professor Bo Rothstein.

The recruitment of professor Ellen Lust will strengthen Swedish research across several disciplines in the social sciences on Middle East and North African studies and will open new opportunities for the research in the areas of governance and democratization at the University of Gothenburg.

About Ellen Lust:

Ellen Lust is tenured in the Department of Department of Political Science, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and Jackson Institute, at Yale University and recently interviewed at Harvard University for a position as full professor. Her work broadly examines political participation and governance.  Professor Lust has conducted fieldwork, implemented public opinion polls, and led alumni tours across the region, including in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

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