Michal Smrek

researcher at Department of Government, Faculty

+4618-471 5725
Visiting address:
Room GT Gamla Torget 6,6319 Gamla Torget 6
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I have a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Government, Uppsala University. I am currently working on a FORTE-funded project entitled "Strategic inclusion? The promises and pitfalls of diversity initiatives in Swedish party politics" together with Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg. My research interests include candidate selection, ballot creation and political representation of marginalised social groups.

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I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester and a Master of Science degree in Poltics and International Studies from Uppsala University. Prior to enrolling in the PhD programme in political science at Uppsala University, I have worked as a research assistant and administrator at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies where I acquired field-research-related experience. My past professional experience also includes various internships both in the governmental as well as civil-society sectors.


My teaching interests include comparative politics, development studies as well as methodology. I have been a seminar teacher on the graduate course in Social Science Methodology since autumn 2014 and from 2018 on I have taken over convenorship of the qualitative part of the course together with Marcus Wangel. In spring 2015, I began teaching on the Comparative European Politics course and now act as a course convenor for the course.

Professional Service

I served as the chair of the PhD Student Association at the Department of Government between January 2015 and December 2016 and as a representative to the Department board between January 2015 and December 2017. Previously, I have also served as a chair of the PhD Student Association at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS).

For more information, see my LinkedIn profile.


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