Lina Svedin_IRL Fellow
  • Series editor, University of Cincinnati Press, University of Cincinnati

Research Summary

Dr. Lina Svedin’s research examines critical governing functions under adverse circumstances. Lina particularly focuses on ethical decision-making, organizational culture, accountability mechanisms, and organizational cooperation in crises in an effort to strengthen public policy, support collaboration, and trust in governing institutions. She takes an interdisciplinary, multi-method, and community engaged approach to research and she has led several teams in grant funded research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science , Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Master of Arts, Political Science Department, University of Stockholm. Project: Perception as a Stepping-Stone to Crisis Cooperation
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Department, Political Science Department, University of Stockholm


Dr. Lina Svedin is an Associate Professor of political science at the University of Utah and Visitng Professor at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Air University. She is Swedish by origin and has worked both as a practitioner in government, and as a researcher and training director at the Center for Crisis Managment Research and Training. Her research focuses on public policy, ethics, collaboration and governance challenges in crises. Recent publications include articles in the journals Journal of Participatory Research MethodsPediatrics, and Climate Risk Management. She is series co-editor of Interdisiciplinary Community-Engaged Research for Health, a book series with the University of Cincinnati Press. She is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foudnation Interdiciplinary Research Leader fellow. Recently Dr. Svedin published Community-Academic Partnerships for Early Childhood Health, and Creating Culture through Health Leadership.

Dr. Svedin teaches core courses on administrative theory, policy analysis, program evaluation, ethics for public administrators, governance and the economy, as well as crisis management and conflict resolution within the U of U’s Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Public Policy programs.