Elin Bjarnegård

Associate Professor, Uppsala University


Elin Bjarnegård is Associate Professor in Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the Department of Government at Uppsala University. In 2020-2021, she was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where she worked on a book about gender politics in authoritarian states. Her research focuses on gender, masculinities, informal institutions, political parties and conflict. She is the author of the book Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment: Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and her research contributing to feminist institutionalism has been published in journals such as Government & Opposition, Party Politics, Comparative Politics and Politics & Gender. Bjarnegård is one of the series editors of the new Oxford University Press book series on Feminist Institutionalist Perspectives and was the one of the editors of the Rowman & Littlefield miniseries with the same name. 

Read more from Elin Bjarnegård: 

Bjarnegård, Elin and Pär Zetterberg. 2019. Political parties, formal selection criteria, and gendered parliamentary representation. Party Politics 25(3): 325-335.  

 Bjarnegård, Elin and Meryl Kenny. 2016. Comparing Candidate Selection: A Feminist Institutionalist Approach. Government & Opposition 51(3): 370-392. 

 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