My research concerns challenges facing new democracies, especially as seen from below among regular citizens (and less regular citizens, like ex-combatants). My work primarily focuses on the dynamics of post-war citizenry participation, especially in the intersection between peacebuilding and democratization.
You can find out more about me on my website.
Keywords: peacebuilding political participation quantitative methods democratization ex-combatants veterans qualitative methods sub-saharan africa taxation statebuilding focus groups life histories colombia liberia namibia electoral violence electoral behavior policy feedback ddr political mobilization relational peace letters to the editor
Conversation about Johanna Söderström's new book: "Living Politics After War".
Interview: Li Bennich-Björkman
Photo & editing: Tove Hellkvist
2019 – , Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, Uppsala University
2017/2018, EURIAS research fellow at NIAS, Amsterdam (Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND Programme – FP7).
2017, Docent (political science), Uppsala University.
2017 fall – , Associate Professor (Professor II), Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.
2017 spring, Associate Professor (untenured), Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.
2013-2016, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders’ Fellowship postdoc, Uppsala University.
2012, visiting postdoc at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, and CMI.
2011, PhD in political science, Department of Government, Uppsala University.
2005, MA political science and MA social science, Uppsala University.
2004, BA political science, Uppsala University.
2000, IB diploma, Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa.
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