Eline Severs is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and is affiliated member of RHEA, the VUB Centre for Gender and Diversity. She is equally the scientific coordinator of the Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies (University of Antwerp). She holds a PhD degree in Political Science from the University of Antwerp (2012). In 2013-2014, she lectured on power and gender at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Department of Political Science. Her PhD engaged with recent constructivist understandings of political representation, and made a case for a continuing engagement with the concept of responsiveness. She conducts theoretical and empirical research on political representation, social group representation, issues of inclusion in representative democracy, and political legitimacy. Her recent research on political representation mainly explores two themes: 1) the ways in which members of parliament conceive of representation and 2) the kind of criteria we may use to identify 'good' (i.e. preferable) representatives.
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