Management Units

Program Management Unit

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Natalia Stepanova

Operations & Outreach Manager

Natalia joined the V-Dem Institute in February 2012. She holds a master degree in International Administration and Global Governance from University of Gothenburg.

  • Program management and implementation: design, planning and implementation of Institute activities;
  • Establishment and liaison with regional offices;
  • Organization and coordination of international conferences, capacity development events;
  • Communication and outreach tasks, production and commissioning of related materials
  • Working papers series editor
  • Responsibility for Visiting Scholar Program
  • Oversees the data collection processes and procedures relating to the V-Dem data, and is responsible for C-data collection;
  • Website and interface development

natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net

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Josefine Pernes

Program & Financial Manager

Josefine joined the V-Dem Institute in August 2012. She holds a master degree in International Administration and Global Governance from University of Gothenburg.

  • Overall responsibility for and management of the Institute’s activities;
  • Operates as the Institute’s financial manager;
  • Responsible for donor relations, international partnerships and fundraising;
  • Responsible for contracts and agreements;
  • Oversees the data collection processes and procedures relating to the V-Dem data, and is responsible for C-data collection;
  • Organizing and conducting capacity building trainings

josefine.pernes@v-dem.net

Data Management Unit

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Moa Olin

Analyst and Data Operations Manager

Moa joined the V-Dem Institute in August 2016. She holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from Lund University and a master degree in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg. 

  • Overall coordination of the data collection, processing and quality control of the V-Dem data;
  • Responsibility for the main reference documents, the online database management, and the release of the V-Dem dataset;
  • Activities relating to data collection involving country experts.
  • Producing V-Dem briefing papers and country briefs;
  • Involvement in research projects, related to democracy, governance and human development; elections and inequality; democratization by elections;
  • Communication with partner organizations such as IDEA, UNDP, European Commission.

moa.olin@v-dem.net

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Joshua Krusell

Data Manager

Joshua is pursuing an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University, and holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Florida where he focused on both international relations and Northern Nigerian history.

joshua.krusell@v-dem.net

 

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Johannes von Römer

Assistant Data Manager

I did my bachelor in Business Administration & Economics in Frankfurt, Germany as well as a master in finance and a master in economics at University of 
Gothenburg.

johannes.roemer@v-dem.net

   

Previous Analyst and Data Operations Manager:

Laura Saxer (U of Gothenburg), Valeriya Mechkova (U of Gothenburg)

Previous Data Manager:

Farhad Miri (U of Gothenburg)