Short CV/Education and training

Formal Education

  • 2003
    MA in Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2015
    PhD in Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden


  • 2012
    Equal Opportunities in Academic Recruitment, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2012
    Basic Gender Equality Work, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2008
    Pedagogical Course for University Teachers, step 2, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2006
    Pedagogical Course for University Teachers, step 1, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2006
    Gender and Human Rights in Asia, Women's Action and Resource Initiative, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2005
    ICPSR Summer Program of Quantitative Methods of Social Research (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  • 2004
    Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities (Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Helsinki, Finland

  • 1997
    Cours de civilisation francaise (Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Selected publications

  • Bjarnegård, Elin. 2018. “Men's Political Representation.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Ed. William Thompson. New York: Oxford University Press

  • Bjarnegård, Elin, Karen Brounéus and Erik Melander. 2017. ”Honor and

    Political Violence. Micro-level findings from a Survey in Thailand”.

    Journal of Peace Research. Published online first

  • Bjarnegård, Elin and Pär Zetterberg. 2016. ”Political Parties and Gender Quota Implementation. The Role of Bureaucratized Candidate Selection

    Procedures”, Comparative Politics 48(3): 393-417

  • Bergqvist, Christina, Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg. 2016. “When Class Trumps Sex. The Social Democratic intra-party struggle

    over extending parental leave quotas in Sweden”, Social Politics 23 (2):


  • Bjarnegård, Elin. 2013. Gender, Informal Institutions and Political

    Recruitment: Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary

    Representation. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Masculinity, nationalism and military service in a conflict zone: surveys in Southern Thailand. Project participant. Funded by VR, the Swedish Research Council. SEK 4 950 000, 2017 – 2019

  • Gender aspects of election violence: Experiences of political candidates in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Project leader. Funded by VR, the Swedish Research Council, grant for Development Studies. SEK 2 700 000, 2016 – 2018

  • Gender politics and Electoral Authoritarianism. Project leader. Funded by VR, the Swedish Research Council. SEK 4 100 000, 2016 – 2019

  • The East Asian Peace Since 1979: How Deep? How Can It Be Explained? Co-applicant and member of the Core Group (main applicant Professor Stein Tønneson). Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. SEK 38 500 000,

    2011 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Co-founder of Men and Politics Research Network

  • Swedish Network on Gender and Politics in a Comparative Perspective

  • UNSCR 1325 Research Working Group

  • Feminist Institutionalism International Network (FIIN)

  • Gender and Development Network

  • Gendering Asia Network

  • ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics

  • Ongoing Swedish Representative in Executive Committee of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, since 2017

  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Politics, Groups, and Identities, since 2017

  • Elected Board member of the International Political Science Association, Research Committee 23 on “Elections, Citizens and Parties”, since 2016

  • Chair of the section “International Studies” at the European Conference on Politics and Gender 2017, 2016-2017

  • Elected Board member of the Department of Government Board, Uppsala University, since 2016

  • Convenor of ‘Global Asia Working Group’ in European Association of Development research and Training Institutes (EADI), since 2015

  • Member of Department of Government Selection Committee for Best Student Thesis, Uppsala University, 2013

  • Chairperson of the Faculty of Social Sciences Equal Opportunities Committee, Uppsala University, 2011 – 2014

  • Member of the trade union board at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2011 – 2013

  • Member and doctoral student representative of assessment group in the national evaluation of higher education, Authority for Higher Education, 2006

  • Node for the Swedish Gender and Development Network, Gadnet, 2005-2009

Media coverage

  • Regularly contacted by Swedish media outlets, such as the Swedish News Agency, Aktuellt, Gomorron Sverige, Nyhetsmorgon, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Expressen, Upsala Nya Tidning, Fria Tidningen, Studio 1, Sveriges Radio Uppland.

Additional qualifications

  • Secretary of the Association for Women Researchers [Föreningen för Kvinnliga Forskare], Uppsala University, 2015 – 2018

  • Co-editor of Book Series: Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield, since 2014

  • Participant in Data Collection Effort on Political Parties, Research Sessions in Nijmegen, 2016

  • Responsible for the organization of the pedagogical seminar at the Department of Government, 2005-2007

  • Election Observer for ANFREL, Asian Network for Free Elections,

    Thailand, 2005

  • Actress and expert in political science theater at Uppsala Stadsteater, 2005

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • On parental leave 50% from February 2008 to February 2011 (18 months total) with two children (Henry, born February 2008 and Sonja, born October 2009).


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