Jonas Bergan Draege is an associate professor of political science at Bjørknes University College, and a research fellow at Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), at Harvard University. His research focuses on democratization, contentious politics, party politics, and electoral behavior in the Middle East, and has been published in Middle East Journal, Mediterranean Politics, South European Society and Politics, Middle East Law and Governance, and the Journal of North African Studies. His research has been covered by newspapers Financial Times, Washington Post, La Repubblica, De Volksrant, De Morgen, and Open Democracy.
Draege finished his PhD project at the European University Institute in 2017. His PhD project focused on the interactions between the 2013 Gezi Movement in Turkey and institutional politics in the country. Draege has also worked extensively on Syrian politics, and he has acted as an adviser for international mediation organizations working on the Syria conflict.
Bergan Draege earned his Mphil with distinction in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at St. Antony’s College, the University of Oxford, in 2013.
His working languages are English, Norwegian, Arabic, Turkish, and Italian.