Professor Fredrik Uggla

Professor Fredrik Uggla holds the chair of Latin American studies at Stockholm University, and is the director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the same university. He holds a doctorate in political science from Uppsala University, and is an associate professor of political science at the same university. He has been a visiting researcher at several different academic institutions in Chile and Uruguay, and was a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s college in Oxford 2001-2002.

His research has primarily dealt with issues of political reform and participation, and has been published in some of the leading international journals in these fields, including Comparative Political Studies, Mobilization, Comparative Politics, World Development, Journal of Latin American Studies and West European Studies.

In addition to his academic career, Uggla worked outside of academia for several years, primarily at the Secretariat for Evaluation and Internal Audit at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and at the Swedish embassies in La Paz and Cairo. At the latter post, he was responsible for the Swedish program for Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA region during the period 2010-2012.

Uggla has also participated in several international election observation missions, and has worked as an independent evaluator of different development projects in the area of democracy and human rights. He is frequently employed as a commentator on current events in Swedish broadcast and print media.