Cecilia Josefsson

Associate senior lecturer/Assistant Professor at Department of Government, Faculty

Visiting address:
Östra Ågatan 19
753 22 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Cecilia Josefsson is an Associate Professor (Docent) in the Department of Government at Uppsala University. Her research focuses on political institutions and representation with a focus on gender. Currently, she is researching gendered working conditions and leadership in the Swedish Parliament and gender and political representation in sub-Saharan Africa during COVID-19.

Mail: cecilia.josefsson@statsvet.uu.se

Cecilia Josefsson is Associate Professor (Docent) in political science in the Department of Government at Uppsala University. Her research focuses on political institutions and representation with a focus on gender, in a wide variation of contexts including sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Scandinavia. In 2020 she defended her dissertation "Adaptive Resistance: Power Struggles over Gender Quotas in Uruguay" that deals with the (male) political elite's resistance to progressive reforms and women's political inclusion. It was awarded the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joni Lovenduski PhD Prize in Gender and Politics in 2023.

Currently, she is researching gendered working conditions and leadership in the Swedish Parliament and gender and political representation in sub-Saharan Africa during COVID-19. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Politics & Gender, International Political Science Review, Parliamentary Affairs, Representation, and Public Administration.

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Cecilia Josefsson