Ann-Kristin Jonasson (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and deputy director of the Centre for European Research, University of Gothenburg (CERGU), which aims at promoting multidisciplinary research on Europe. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), aiming at promoting research about Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Her principal research interests are EU’s democracy promotion policies, and how these relate to the prevention of terrorism, in the Mediterranean, particularly Jordan and Turkey, and democratic processes in those countries. Her publications include the books The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbours. Orientation, ownership and dialogue in Jordan and Turkey. London: Routledge (2013), nominated for the Council for European Studies (CES) 2014 European Studies Book Award Competition and At the Command of God? On the Political Linkage of Islamist Parties. Gothenburg: Department of Political Science (2004, Ph D-thesis) and articles like “Turkey, its changing national identity and EU accession: Explaining the ups and downs in the Turkish democratization reforms”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies 19, no 1 (2011), together with Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués, and “The EU and Jordan: Aligning Discourse and Practice on Democracy Promotion?”, European Foreign Affairs Review 22, no. 4 (2017), together with Madeleine Mezagopian.