Sofia Wickberg joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam in August 2021. She previsously taught at Sciences Po (Paris and Reims) and at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. She is associated with Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics and the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies. She is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network and regularly collaborates with the OECD, the Open Government Partnership, the European Commission, the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre and Transparency International.
Expertise and research fields
- Corruption, anti-corruption efforts and public integrity: Sofia’s PhD and ensuing research focuses on the politics of anticorruption and public integrity and the definition of corruption as a public problem in Western Europe. She is currently working on the development of new methods for evaluating policy interventions in this policy domain.
- Transnationalisation of public policy: Her research also touches on the transnationalisation of policymaking and its effects on classical concepts and theories of policymaking. She is particularly interested in the construction of global and European public problems.
- The role of ideas, science and expertise in policymaking: Sofia’s research and teaching also looks at the role of ideas (in general) and science and expertise (in particular) on policymaking at the national, international and transnational levels.