Democracy That Delivers

The Shared Societies Project

Building a World Safe for Difference

Jóhanna Kristín Birnir

Centre for International Development and Conflict Management - Minorities at Risk Project, University of Maryland

Jóhanna Kristín Birnir

Jóhanna Birnir is an Associate Professor in the department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland Jóhanna completed her Ph.D. at the University of California Los Angeles in 2001. Her research is in the field of Comparative Politics. Broadly speaking, she focuses on political developments in new democracies in Latin America and Eastern Europe with a special emphasis on ethnic politics and conflict. Jóhanna is also a research fellow at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the Center for international Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) where she is involved in the improvement of the MAR data-set and merger of MAR and the new MAROB data (OB for Organizational Behavior). She is the author of Ethnicity and Electoral Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and her papers are published in the American Journal of Political Science, Latin American Research Review, Comparative Political Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, and other professional journals. Her work is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.

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