Anna Lührmann is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the V-Dem Institute. She received her PhD in summer 2015 from Humboldt University (Berlin) with a doctoral thesis on United Nation’s electoral assistance. Prior to turning to academia, Anna was an MP in the German National Parliament (Bundestag, 2002- 2009). She has also contributed extensively to governance capacity development activities in Sudan and throughout the MENA region. Anna holds a M.A. degree in “Research Training in Social Sciences” from Humboldt University (Berlin), a M.Sc. degree in Gender and Peace Studies from Ahfad University (Sudan) and a B.A. in Political Sciences from FernUniversität Hagen (Germany).
Anna’s general research interests include democracy promotion and democratization, United Nations, regime legitimacy, electoral authoritarianism and the MENA region.
At the V-Dem Institute, Anna works on several democracy-related research projects such as examining the impact of democracy assistance and studying how electoral manipulation affects regime legitimacy.
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