Inken von Borzyskowski

Professor in International Relations in association with St Catherine’s College
Co-Coordinator of the DPIR International Relations Colloquium
Fellow, St Catherine's College
International Relations Network
St Catherine's College
Office address
Room 139, DPIR, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ.

Inken von Borzyskowski is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Fellow at St Catherine’s College. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Before joining Oxford, she spent four years at University College London, four years at Florida State University, a post-doc year at Free University Berlin, and an exchange year at Duke University. She has been a visiting researcher at Georgetown University, the European University Institute, University of Gothenburg, several Berlin-based institutions (Hertie School, Humboldt University, and the Social Science Research Center/WZB), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Washington DC.

Her research focuses on the domestic politics of international relations with an emphasis on international organisations and their effect on domestic conflict and elections. Specifically, her research falls into three areas: international democracy assistance; election violence; and international organisations’ membership politics (withdrawals and suspensions). In her first book, she develops and tests a theory of how international organisations can influence election violence by changing election credibility. In her second book (under contract with the Cambridge University Press), she examines state exit from international organisations.

Her research is published or forthcoming in British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Organisations, and Cornell University Press. Her work has been supported by the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, the Philip Leverhulme Prize, the US Institute of Peace, the World Bank, and the Swedish government’s Folke Bernadotte Academy. Her research has been recognised with the APSA Best Article Award of the International Collaboration section, the ISA & USIP Peace Dissertation Prize, and the ECPR Best Paper Prize of the Comparative Political Institutions section.

She serves on the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly and Global Governance, on the Board of Directors at ACUNS (the Academic Council on the United Nations), and on several committees at APSA and ISA.