We´re pleased to introduce the new member of RBPI´s Editorial Board, Andrés Malamud and and Kathryn Sikkink:
Andrés Malamud is a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences ofthe University of Lisbon. He received his PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence, and he graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He has been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a recurring visiting professor at universities in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Portugal. His areas of interest focus on comparative political institutions, regional integration, European studies and Latin American politics. His work is published in books and academic journals such as Latin American Research Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of European Integration, Latin American Perspectives, European Political Science, Economic Development, Social Analysis, Contexto Internacional and Journal of Political science. Malamud was a member of the executive committee of the Latin American Political Science Association (ALACIP) and official representative to the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).
Ann Towns is associate professor in political science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She received her PhD in political science, with a minor in feminist studies, at the University of Minnesota in 2004. She was then awarded a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant from the European Commission for a post-doc at the University of Gothenburg, worked as assistant professor in political science and international relations at the University of Delaware and as assistant professor in political science at University West, Sweden. In 2013, she was awarded a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Towns is associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and a member of the editorial boards of Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics, International Studies Review, Politics and Internasjonal Politikk. Towns’ research centers around questions of norms, power and resistance in international politics, generally with a focus on gender. She is currently conducting a large research project on gender norms in diplomacy, an inter-state institution that has long been dominated by men but where more women have entered within the past decade. What does the encounter between these women and male-dominated diplomacy look like? Is diplomacy characterized by gender norms? To what extent and how do women resist (or make use of) gender norms, given the restrictions of diplomatic code? The research is financed 2014-2019 by a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship and a grant from the Swedish Research Council. Towns has recruited assistant professor Birgitta Niklasson into the project and is starting collaborations on the topic of gender and diplomacy with scholars around the world. Towns continues to write on international social hierarchies and on gender and corruption.