Petra Guasti, Dr

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Petra Guasti is an interim Professor at the Institute of Political Science, Goethe University Frankfurt (Democratic Innovations Unit). She was AY 2018/2019 Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a PhD in political sociology from Charles University, a PhD in political science from the University of Bremen, and an MA in politics and society from Lancaster University and Center for Social Studies Warsaw. Her research focus is on democracy, human rights, civil society, and new social movements, with particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe. Her research appears among others in Democratization, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, European Political Science, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures and Politics and Governance.