Ulrike Theuerkauf


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Ulrike is a Political Scientist specialising in the effects of formal and informal political institutions on the risk of ethnic civil war. She obtained her PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2012, having previously completed her first Masters degree (Magister Artium) in Political Science, Sociology and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in 2005, and her second Masters degree (Master of Research) in Political Science at the LSE in 2006.

Ulrike has held teaching positions in the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations Theory at the LMU, the University of Warwick and the LSE. Before joining DEV in January 2015, she had been working as Fellow in Government at the LSE from 2011 to 2014.

Her CV can be viewed here.

Key Research Interests

Civil wars and political violence, formal and informal political institutions, forms of government, electoral systems, state structures, corruption, democracy and democratization.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 31 Dec 2012

Master of Research, London School of Economics and Political Science

Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

Master of Arts, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Award Date: 10 Feb 2005


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