Visiting Scholar Program
The V-Dem Institute is on a regular basis organizing seminars focusing on various topics within the field of democracy research. Leading international scholars visit University of Gothenburg to present their research. The seminars focuses on topics such as democratization in different parts of the world, effects of democratization, electoral violence, persistence of inequality in new democracies etc. The seminars are open for the general public and the venue for seminars is the V-Dem Institute, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.
We are accepting applications for visitors, the application must include a draft paper that uses V-Dem data + CV + a short letter outlining reasons for wanting to visit. Please submit your application in good time.
For more information about opprotunities to present your research at a V-Dem seminar, please contact Natalia Stepanova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2018_detailed.pdf (125.7 KB)
17 January: Steven Wilson (visiting scholar 29 December - 19 January)
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno
Title: Social Media and Mobilization in Latin America
31 January: Rachel Riedl (visiting scholar 29 January - 2 February)
Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University
Title: Authoritarian-Led Democratization
14 February: Sebastian Elischer (visiting scholar 12 - 16 February)
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida
Title: How Often and Why Do Military Coups Usher in Civilian Rule? Coups, Post-Coup Elections and Autocratic Resilience in the Post-Cold War World
28 February: Valeriya Mechkova 50% seminar
PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg
Title: Gendered Accountability: When and Why Do Governments Respond to Women's Policy Priorities?
1 March: Kunal Sen (visiting scholar 27 February - 2 March)
Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester
Title: Political Settlements and Immiserizing Growth Episodes
14 March: Nicholas Kerr (visiting scholar 12-16 March)
Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama
Title: Electoral Cycles of Democratic Satisfaction and the Quality of Elections in Africa
15 March: Marcus Tannenberg 50% seminar
PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg
Title: Popular Support for Authoritarian Rule in China: Estimating self-censorship with list experiments
11 April: Ani Sarkissian (visiting scholar 9-13 April)
Associate Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University
Title: Religious Repression and Co-optation in the Authoritarian Toolkit
26 April: Lars-Erik Cederman (visiting scholar 25-27 April)
Professor of International Conflict Research at ETH Zürich
Title: Ethnic Inequality and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset
9 May: Marc Ratkovic (visiting scholar 7-11 May)
Assistant Professor at Princeton University
Title: Causal Inference through the Method of Direct Estimation
22 May: Sirianne Dahlum
V-Dem Post-Doc at the University of Gothenburg
Title: Chaos on Campus: Universities and Mass Uprisings
20 June: Bernard Grofman (visiting scholar 18-24 June)
Professor of Political Science and Jack W Peltason Endowed Chair of Democracy Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and former Director of the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy.
Title: Reasonable Choice Models of Voter Turnout
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2017_detailed.pdf (98.9 KB) .
6 December: Saskia Ruth (visiting scholar 4-8 December).
Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of Zurich and the Center for Democracy Studies in Aarau.
Title: Populism and Direct Democracy in Latin America
20 December: Hanne Fjelde (visiting scholar 18-23 December).
Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo.
Title: Which institutions matter? Toward a liberal democratic civil peace
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2017
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2017_detailed.pdf (156.8 KB) .
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2016
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2016.pdf (92.9 KB) .
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2016
Download the program here V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2016.pdf (92.3 KB)
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Fall 2015
Download the program here V-Dem Visiting Scholars Fall 2015.pdf (115.2 KB) .
Schedule for the V-Dem Lunch Seminars Spring 2015
Download the program here V-Dem Visiting Scholars Spring 2015.pdf (96.3 KB) .