Elections & Political Parties

James E. Alt

James E. Alt

Faculty Associate (emeritus). Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Comparative political economy; and interaction of voters, political parties, institutions, financial markets, and fiscal policies in industrial democracies.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K307
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2184
Matthew Baum

Matthew Baum

Faculty Associate. Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications; Professor of Public Policy, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Domestic sources of foreign policy; influence of mass media and public opinion on democratic conflict behavior; and variations in democratic electoral institutions.

79 JFK Street
T244
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8696
p: 617-495-1291
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Timothy J. Colton

Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Interim Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Faculty Associate.
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political leadership in post-Communist countries; parties and mass politics in Russia; and the interaction between domestic and international politics in the post-Soviet space.

1737 Cambridge Street
Room K156
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9592
p: (617) 495-4345
Ryan D. Enos

Ryan D. Enos

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political geography; political psychology and behavior; intergroup conflict; voter turnout and mobilization; and experiments in social science.

1737 Cambridge Street
room K406
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1724
Candelaria Garay

Candelaria Garay

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Research interests: Latin American politics; social policy; political parties; social movements; and subnational variation in policy implementation.
79 JFK St
Cambridge MA 02138
p: (617) 495-8315
Torben Iversen

Torben Iversen

Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Comparative political economy; politics of inequality and economic performance; modern welfare states; electoral politics; and applied formal theory.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K308
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-5847
Kertzer_Joshua

Joshua D. Kertzer

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Research interests: International security; US foreign policy; political psychology; and public opinion about foreign affairs.

1737 Cambridge Street
K206
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7231
Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar

Faculty Associate. Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: The evolution of political and electoral institutions and rules in the United States; and comparatively, the evolution of democracy in the Americas.

79 JFK Street
T418
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-9053
p: (617) 495-1042
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

Research interests: Latin American politics; parties and party systems; and democracy and democratization.

1737 Cambridge Street, room K204
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 495-8292
p: (617) 495-9997
Tarek Masoud

Tarek Masoud

Faculty Associate. Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Formation and mobilization of religious identities; mechanisms of authoritarian rule; Middle Eastern politics; and Islamist parties.

79 JFK Street
Taubman-452
Mailbox 104
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3036
Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris

Faculty Associate. Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.

Research interests: Democracy and development; public opinion and elections; political communications; and gender politics.

79 JFK Street
Littauer 110
Cambridge, MA 02138
f: (617) 496-2850
p: (617) 495-1475
Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: Political parties, candidate selection, elections, electoral systems, and coalition government; and Japanese politics.
1737 Cambridge Street
Room K407
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7597
Xiang Zhou

Xiang Zhou

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Research interests: The causes and consequences of economic inequality; political culture and public opinion; and quantitative methods.
1737 Cambridge Street
room K309
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2839