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Anna Lührmann


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).

Research interests

Anna’s general research interests include democracy promotion and democratization, United Nations, regime legitimacy, electoral authoritarianism and the MENA region.

Current research

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.



Contact Information


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00 46 72-579 69 76

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