WhoGov People

WhoGov has been collected by Jacob Nyrup and Stuart Bramwell with the help of a team of research assistants and with help from academics from all over the world.

Jacob Nyrup is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on authoritarian regimes, political elites, Danish municipalities and wealth inequality. Jacob can be contacted at jacob.nyrup@stv.uio.no.

Stuart Bramwell is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on democratization, political elites, social groups, and varieties of inequality. Stuart can be contacted S.Bramwell@lse.ac.uk.

While Jacob and Stuart are the two creators of WhoGov, they are by no means the only ones who have been collecting the data. They thank Laure Bokobza, Cecilia Ambrosius Høgfeldt, Winnie Faarvang, Camilla Therkildsen, Jakob Vikner, Sirimon Thomas, Ruairi Maguire, Sara Pripitu and Isabella Salkeld who made this possible by helping creating the dataset. Furthermore, they are grateful to Nuffield College and Aarhus University, which provided generous funding towards the project.

In addition, they thank Nancy Bermeo, Ben Ansell, Lasse Aaskoven, David Doyle, Martin Vinæs Larsen, Matthias Dilling, Mads Andreas Elkjær, Jane Green and Jeremy Wallace for providing helpful comments and support.

They would also like to thank the many people who helped correct and check the data for their respective countries. These are, amongst others: Hikaru Yamagishi, Alba Huidobro Torres, Aditi Sahasrabuddhe, Said Hassan, Nelson A. Ruiz, Matthew Ho, Geegi P. Burawattana, Ahmed Khaled, Ilona Lahdelma, Ishrat Hossain, Kalliopi Kefalas, Vuk Vukovic, Jenny Chen, Odonchimeg Seseer, Susan Divald, Shikhar Singh, Pau Vall Prat, Asli Cansunar, Safa Al-Saeedi, Domante Grendaite, Francis Joseph A. Dee, Endrit Shabani and freelancers at Upwork.