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Staff at the V-Dem Institute

Director

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Staffan I. Lindberg

Director

Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Research Fellow, Quality of Government Institute, Wallenberg Academy Fellow, Snr Adviser, International Law and Policy Institute
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www.pol.gu.se

sil@v-dem.net

 

 

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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Laura Saxer

Analyst and Data Operations Manager

Laura joined the V-Dem Institute in August 2016. She holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a Master degree in Global Studies from the University of Gothenburg. 

  • Overall coordination of the collection, processing and quality control of the V-Dem data;
  • Responsibility for the main reference documents, postgres tables management and release of the V-Dem dataset;
  • Overall responsibility of the V-Dem input to the Post-2015 development agenda and Measurement of Sustainable Development Goal 16;
  • Producing V-Dem briefing papers and country briefs;
  • Organizing and conducting capacity building trainings;
  • Involvement in research projects, related to democracy, governance and human development; elections and inequality; democratization by elections;
  • Communication and cooperation with partner organizations such as IDEA, UNDP, European Commission.

laura.saxer@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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Moa Olin

Data Officer

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

Moa’s main tasks include:

  • Data collection, quality control and cleaning of the V-Dem dataset;
  • Overall responsibility for the V-Dem briefing papers and country briefs series;
  • Organizing and conducting capacity building trainings;
  • Involvement in research projects, related to democracy, governance and human development;
  • Communication with partner organizations such as IDEA, UNDP, European Commission.

moa.olin@v-dem.net

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Tove Selnes

Data Officer

Tove joined the V-Dem Institute in August 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg, and is currently a student at the Master’s Program in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Data collection

tove.selnes@v-dem.net

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Johannes 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 Data Manager:

Farhad Miri (U of Gothenburg)