Markus Holdo is a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research explores conditions for equality and mutual respect in public deliberation. He has conducted case studies on participatory budgeting in Argentina as well as contentious politics in Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. He is currently examining deliberation on security issues and prevention of radicalization in Swedish cities and is also developing a new research project about local environmental governance.
Holdo received his PhD from Uppsala University. His previous research appears in Political Studies, Critical Policy Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and Third World Quarterly.