Fall 2017 Contributors

Below you can find information on the contributors for the forthcoming Fall 2017 issue of the Newsletter. This issue will be available to members of APSA's Comparative Politics Section in Fall 2017 and to nonmembers in Spring 2018. Become a member today.

Symposium: Race and Ethnicity in Comparative Politics

Claire Adida

Claire Adida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on ethnic politics and immigrant exclusion, with a regional emphasis on Africa. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, the Annals of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Economics and Politics, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Economic Inquiry, and the Economics Bulletin, she has also published two books. Her first book, Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa: Coethnic Strangers, was published with Cambridge University Press. Her second book, Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies, was published with Harvard University Press. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Hellman Foundation. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Kanchan Chandra

Kanchan Chandra is a Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. Her research focuses on comparative ethnic politics, democratic theory, political parties and elections, and violence, with a regional emphasis on South Asia. She has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, the Annual Review of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Politics and Society, the Journal of Asian Studies, and Asian Survey. In addition to two edited volumes, she has also published a book, Why Ethnic Parties Succeed: Patronage and Ethnic Headcounts in India, with Cambridge University Press. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation. More information can be found at her website.

Volha Charnysh

Volha Charnysh is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. She will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Fall 2017. Her research focuses on historical political economy, nation- and state-building, and ethnic politics. She is currently working on her book, Migration, Diversity, and Economic Development. She has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Nationalities Papers, and the European Journal of International Relations. More information can be found at her website.

Rafaela Dancygier

Rafaela Dancygier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Her research focuses on ethnic diversity in advanced democracies. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, and World Politics, she has also published two books. Her first book, Immigration and Conflict in Europe, was published with Cambridge University Press. Her second book, Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics, was published with Princeton University Press. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Swedish Research Council. More information can be found at her website.

Patrick J. Egan

Patrick J. Egan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at New York University. His research focuses on public opinion and institutions, the formation of political attitudes, political parties and public policy, the politics of climate change, and LGBT issues and politics, with a regional emphasis on the United States. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, the Annual Review of Political Science, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Nature, he has also published two books. The first book, Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy, was published with Oxford University Press. The second book, Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics, was published with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Kristen Kao

Kristen Kao is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focuses on electoral authoritarianism, clientelism, and ethnic politics, with a regional emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. She has published her research in Survey Practice and in the Washington Post/Monkey Cage. More information can be found at her website.


Ekrem Karakic

Ekrem Karakic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Binghamton, SUNY. His research focuses on comparative political economy, inequality, immigration, and democratization. His recent research examines religion and ethnicity in the Middle East. He has published articles in journals such as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, and the European Political Science Review. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Adam Harris

Adam Harris is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research focuses on political participation, and race and ethnic politics, with a regional emphasis on Africa. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Organization. His research has been supported by the Swedish Research Council. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Matthias vom Hau

Matthias vom Hau is an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). His research focuses on the relationship between identity politics, institutions, and development, with a regional emphasis on Latin America. He has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Methods and Research, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, Nations and Nationalism, and the Latin American Research Review. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Yue Hou

Yue Hou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on authoritarian institutions, ethnic politics business-state relations, and the political economy of development, with a regional emphasis on China. She is currently working on her book, Participatory Autocracy: Private Entrepreneurs, Legislatures, and Property Protection in China. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Politics, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Social Science Quarterly. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Ashley Jardina

Ashley Jardina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. Her research focuses on racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior, with a regional emphasis on the United States. She has published articles in journals such as Political Psychology, the Annual Review of Political Science, and the Journal of International Migration and Integration. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Marcus Johnson, Jr.

Marcus Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at CUNY Baruch College in Fall 2017. His research focuses on race and ethnic politics, as well as electoral behavior and institutions, with a regional emphasis on Latin America. More information can be found at his website.



Chuyu Liu

Chuyu Liu is a Ph.D. candidate (expected 2019) in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include civil violence, ethnic politics, and terrorism, with a regional emphasis on China and East Asia. His research has been published in Energy Policy. More information can be found at his website.



Ellen Lust

Ellen Lust if a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and the founding director of the Programs on Governance and Local Development at Yale University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her current research focuses on the role of social institutions in governance, with a regional emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the Annual Review of Political Science, Studies in Comparative International Development, Democratization, Comparative Politics, and the Journal of Democracy, she has also published two books and several edited volumes. Her first book, Structuring Conflict in the Arab World: Incumbents, Opponents, and Institutions, was published with Cambridge University Press. Her second book, Trust, Voice, and Incentives: Learning from Local Successes in Service Delivery in the Middle East and North Africa, was published by the World Bank. Her research has been funded by the Moulay Hicham Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation, among others. More information can be found at her website.

Aditi Malik

Aditi Malik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross. Her research focuses on political violence, ethnic politics, and political parties, with a regional emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She is currently working on her book, Playing the Communal Card: Party Volatility and Electoral Violence in Developing Democracies. She has published articles in journals such as Human Rights Quarterly, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, Transitional Justice Review, and Human Rights Review. More information can be found at her website.

Rahsaan Maxwell

Rahsaan Maxwell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research focuses on racial, ethnic, religious, and immigrant-origin minorities, with a regional emphasis on Western Europe. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Social Forces, Political Behavior, European Political Science, West European Politics, the European Sociological Review, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the Du Bois Review, he has also published two books. His first book, Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe, was published with Lynne Rienner. His second book, Ethnic Minority Migrants in Britain and France: Integration Trade-Offs, was published with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Gwyneth McClendon

Gwyneth McClendon is an Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University. She will be joining the Department of Politics at New York University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017. Her research focuses on comparative political behavior, religious and ethnic politics, and political participation, with a regional emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. She has published articles in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and African Affairs. Her book, Envy in Politics: How Status Concerns Shape Political Behavior, is forthcoming at Princeton University Press. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Tali Mendelberg

Tali Mendelberg is the John Work Garrett Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Director of the Program on Inequality at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Her research focuses on political communication, gender, race, class, public opinion, and political psychology, with a regional emphasis on the United States. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, and Political Communication, she has also published two books, The Race Card: Campaign Strategy, Implicit Messages, and the Norm of Equality and The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation and Institutions, both with Princeton University Press. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Sangay Mishra

Sangay Mishra is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Drew University. His research focuses on immigrant political incorporation, global immigration, and racial and ethnic politics. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism and AAPI Nexus: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice, and Community, he has also published a book, Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans, with the University of Minnesota Press. More information can be found at his website.

Juliet Pietsch

Juliet Pietsch is an Associate Professor in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic politics, with a regional emphasis on Australia and Southeast Asia. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Environmental Politics, Social Inclusion, Current Sociology, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, the Australian Journal of Political Science, the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, and the Australian Journal of Social Issues. More information can be found at her website.

Amanda Robinson

Amanda Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. She is also the interim director of Decision Sciences Collaborative. Her research focuses on race, culture, and identity formation, with a regional emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. She has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, World Development, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Prerna Singh

Prerna Singh is the Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and World Politics, she has also published a book, How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India, with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Amber Spry

Amber Spry is a Ph.D. candidate (expected 2017) in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the relationship between group identity and political attitudes and behavior, with a regional emphasis on the United States. She has published her research in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. More information can be found at her website.