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Johanna Nilsson

doctoral student at Institute for Housing and Urban Research

Email:
johanna.nilsson[AT-sign]ibf.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 6523
Fax:
018-471 6501
Visiting address:
Trädgårdsgatan 18
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

doctoral student at Department of Government, Graduate Students

Email:
johanna.nilsson[AT-sign]statsvet.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 1993
Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 6
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, at the Department of Government and The Institute for Housing and Urban Reserach

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Biography

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Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, enrolled at the Department of Government at Uppsala University since September 2013. My research interests lie, broadly speaking, within the field of post-conflict development and democratisation, with a current focus on the construct of political parties in the aftermath of conflict.

My dissertation aims to understand the construct of political party identity in a post-conflict context. I am especially interested in parties that are transformed from armed forces to political parties during peacebuilding and how they construct and frame their party identity within the democratic political arena. I am analysing Renamo in Mozambique, a political opposition party that 20 years after the peace agreement still holds a dual identity as both political party and rebel movement.    

Theoretically, my interest and specialisation lies within collective identity and role theory, framing, and political parties in Africa. In methodologically terms I work entirely with qualitative interpretative approaches, focusing primarily on elite interviews, observations, and narrative analysis. I am interested in how ethnography as a research approach may be more integrated into contemporary political science as a complement or substitute to other qualitative methods. My research is therefore conducted through lengthy fieldwork to enable a contextual analysis that enriches the material. 

Education

I hold a Masters Degree (Master of Science) in Development Studies (2011) and a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies (2009), both from the Department of Government, Uppsala University. 

Teaching and Supervising

My teaching is mainly done within the field of Development Studies, and in International Politics, both at the undergraduate level. I am mainly teaching within a course on 'Development, Democracy and Governance', where I hold both lectures and seminars, and I am active as a seminar teacher in International Politics. I also supervise students writing their thesis, primarily with a focus on development studies or democratisation in Africa.

Professional Service 

I am currently (since January 2015) the vice-chair of the PhD Association at the Department of Government. I have also served one year on the board of the Uppsala Forum on Peace, Democracy and Justice (http://www.uppsalaforum.uu.se/)

 

 

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