Global Governance Institute


Inken von Borzyskowski

Dr Inken von Borzyskowski is Associate Professor in Global Policy & International Relations at the UCL Department of Political Science. She leads the GGI's thematic on Global Security.

Dr Inken von Borzyskowski is an Associate Professor of Political Science at University College London, having previously been at Florida State University. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations, Methodology, and Comparative Politics at UW-Madison; and also spent a year at Duke. She is originally from Berlin where she received a Postdoctoral research fellowship and previously an M.A. at Free University Berlin, and worked at the Social Science Research 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).

Inken’s 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 (2019) she develops and tests a theory of how international organizations can influence election violence by changing election credibility. Her research is published or forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Organizations, and Cornell University Press.