Ann TownsThe Quality of Government Institute, Sweden (QOG)
Ann Towns(QoG) is associate professor of political science and Senior Lecturer in the International Programme for Politics and Economics at University West, Sweden. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, has since been a research fellow at the Department of Political Science of Göteborg University and at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and subsequently worked as assistant professor in political science at the University of Delaware for three years before returning to her native country of Sweden. Her research interests are focused on the intersection of international relations theory, feminist theory and state institutions, policies and practices. She is the author of Women and States: Norms and Hierarchies in International Society (Cambridge U Press 2010), and her journal publications include articles in International Organization, the European Journal of International Relations, the Journal of Latin American Studies, and Cooperation & Conflict. Her work has received multiple awards at APSA and ISA. Her latest research projects focus on gender and diplomacy and on gender and corruption, and she is writing a paper on gender, diplomacy and corruption for the ANTICORRP collaboration.