Edalina is an Assistant Professor in African Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy, and Researcher at the Centre for International Studies, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. She is also a researcher at Institute of Social Sciences – University of Lisbon.
Her research interests comprise democratization, popular protest, constituency service, political institutions, elections, political parties and party systems, with a focus on Africa. Her work has been featured in African Affairs (forthcoming), Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, International Politics, Electoral Studies, Acta Politica, South European Society and Politics, etc. She is a regular contributor to the blogs Presidential Power and Africaye and has recently published the book Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge, 2018). She is currently developing a project on parliamentary activity, party-citizen linkages and constituency service in Africa.