Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs (PhD Uppsala University 2007) is Head of Research at the Folke Bernadotte Academy, a Swedish government agency working in the field of peace, security and development. She is also affiliated Senior Researcher with the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), and the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her research focus is on rebel-to-party transformations, conflict resolution, post-conflict democratization, and electoral violence. Her work appear in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Peacekeeping, Civil Wars, Democratization and International Studies Review. Geographically, her expertise is primarily on Africa. Her latest book is the edited volume Violence in African Elections: Between Big Man Politics and Democracy (Zed Books: London, 2018).