Inken von Borzyskowski
EDP Network Member
Inken von Borzyskowski is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University College London, having previously been at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the domestic politics of international relations with an emphasis on international organizations and their effect on domestic conflict and elections. Specifically, her research falls into three areas: international democracy assistance; the causes and consequences of election violence; and international organizations’ membership politics (withdrawals and suspensions).
In her book “The Credibility Challenge: How Democracy Aid Influences Election Violence”, published by Cornell University Press in 2019, Inken develops and tests a theory of how international organizations can influence election violence by changing election credibility. Furthermore, her research is published in International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Organizations, and Cornell University Press.
Inken received her Ph.D. in International Relations, Methodology, and Comparative Politics at UW-Madison; she also spent a year at Duke University. Originally from Berlin, she received a Postdoctoral research fellowship and previously an M.A. at Freie Universität Berlin, and worked at the Berlin Social Science Center. She has been a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Washington, D.C., and a consultant at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).