Hennes-Michel Barnehl

Research Master student and intern

Hennes-Michel Barnehl is completing his internship with the Research Master’s Social Sciences with EVaP. For the project, he is automating the import of polling booth data and will later link this data to reports of electoral violence via GPS coordinates. His general interests are with political (dis-)trust, its causes and consequences, and with political behaviour and comparative politics more generally. When he is not studying, he is probably practicing playing guitar, watching movies with a passion or on either a hiking or a cycling trip somewhere. 

Megan Turnbull

Visiting Professor
Megan Turnbull is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, USA. She is also a Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and a Faculty Affiliate at the United States International University-Africa in Kenya. Her research broadly examines violent threats to democracy and how citizens respond to them. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines the joint organization of election violence by political elites and different nonstate groups in Nigeria. Megan is very excited spend the Fall 2022 as a visiting faculty member at the University of Amsterdam

Shahane de Silva

Research Intern

Mario Shahane De Silva is a third-year student at the University of Amsterdam, studying for a Bachelor in Political Science with a specialisation in International Relations. As part of his programme he is completing a research internship with the Elections, Violence, and Parties (EVaP) project. His research interests lie in understanding the causes and consequences of widespread conflict in South Asia.

Anvita Pant

Research Intern
Anvita Pant is a research master student (2022–2024) studying social sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Anvita holds a Master’s degree in psychology. She is interested in studying democracy and state–citizen relations through a mixed-method and comparative perspective, with a current focus on India. Anvita was an intern in an allied project on Identifying and Safeguarding Democratic Norms, where she reviewed literature on elite norms and how these impact democratic health.