ICLD Faculty

ICLD Faculty is composed of leading researchers from different institutions around the world. They joined the Academy as session conveners, lecturers, and advisors.

Amalinda Savira

Associate professor Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

“I hope the academy will be a golden opportunity for participants to listen to each other’s experiences in making local democracy more meaningful.”

Anders Lidström

Professor, Department of Political Science, Umeå University

“I expect intensive discussions, mutual learning, to make new acquaintances and to meet old friends.”

Annika Björkdahl

Professor of Political Science Lund University

“I look forward to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to identify and discuss contemporary challenges experienced by local governments, and to jointly construct innovative ways of addressing these challenges”

Ana-Maria Vargas Falla

PhD in Sociology of Law and research director Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy

Jesse Ribot

Professor at the American University in Washington. He is a human geographer of environmental justice and rural wellbeing.

James Manor

Professor Emeritus, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Marcus Carson

Senior Research Fellow on Resilience at the Stockholm Environmental Institute and Senior Advisory for ICLD.

Sten Hagberg

Professor of Cultural Anthropology and director of the Forum for African Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden

Quinton Mayne

Associate Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

“I am excited to participate in this year’s Local Democracy Academy. COVID-19 is shining a light on the important role but also the significant challenges faced by local governments in responding equitably and justly to welfare needs and human suffering. I am looking forward to working with participants to better understand the causes and consequences of these variable local responses, connecting research with practice to further the agenda of local governments serving as engines of democracy and democratic deepening.”

Stefania Milan

Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam