Elin Bjarnegård

Gästforskare vid Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr
753 20 Uppsala
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA
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Elin Bjarnegård professor i statskunskap vid Uppsala universitet. Elins forsknings- och undervisningsintressen är främst inom jämförande politik med ett särskilt fokus på genusfrågor. Hon är för närvarande studierektor för forskarutbildningen i statskunskap.



I am an Associate Professor in Political Science and a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the Department Government at Uppsala University. I am also affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. My research and teaching 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. I am presently involved in three different research projects using different types of methods and with empirical foci ranging from large and medium-n analyses to case studies of Thailand, Myanmar and Tanzania.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Political Science with a focus on Development Studies. I have taught in courses like Development Policy in Practice, Gender, Power, and Institutions and Gender and Economic Development. I have a long experience of teaching methodology courses. I supervise both undergraduate and graduate students.

I am presently the Director of the PhD programme in political science.


I earned my doctorate in 2010 and my dissertation was entitled Men in Politics. Revisiting Patterns of Gendered Parliamentary Representation in Thailand and Beyond. The dissertation explores how male parliamentary dominance is maintained by investigating the role clientelist networks play in electoral politics in Thailand.

Some of my most recent publications include (2022) "Armed Violence and Patriarchal Values. A Survey of Young Thai Men and their Military Experiences" (with Anders Engvall, Srisompob Jitpiromsri and Erik Melander) in the American Political Science Review, (2022) ”How Autocrats Weaponize Women’s Rights” (with Pär Zetterberg) in the Journal of Democracy 33(2), and (2020) "How is Political Violence Gendered? Disentangling Motives, Forms and Impacts" (with Gabrielle Bardall and Jennifer Piscopo) in Political Studies. My book Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment. Understanding Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation was published in 2013 (and in paperback 2015) with Palgrave Macmillan).

I was a core group member of the East Asian Peace Program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. I co-edited the book Debating the East Asian Peace. What it is. How it Came About. Will it last? with Joakim Kreutz. I have also been affiliated to the interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. I have been a visiting scholar at the Electoral Integrity Project at the University of Sydney, Australia (2014), the New School for Social Research in New York City, USA (2007), and to Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (2006).

I am co-editing a new book series on Studies in Feminist Institutionalism with Oxford University Press and I am a Director of the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network, FIIN.


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