Department of Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis
I specialize in comparative politics and my research interests are relatively broad: I have studied various issues related to political parties, political institutions, corruption, post-communist politics, and gender equality. While I continue to be interested in these topics, my ongoing research extends the list even further and considers the effects of wartime violence on post-war politics, inter-ethnic cooperation, and women's representation. Some of my most exciting new research ventures into an uncharted territory in political science: I explore how the language we speak affects how we think about politically relevant issues such as gender equality, environmental policy, and ethnic divisions.
I am also co-organizing the Comparative Politics Annual Conference (CPAC), sponsored by the Department of Political Science at WashU.