Executive Board 2014-16

 Chair Peter SiavelisWake Forest University

Professor of Politics and International Affairs,  Director  Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Box 7568 Reynolda Station, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

His research interests are in political recruitment and candidate selection processes and political parties in new democracies, especially in Latin America.

Phone: (336) 758-5451.

Homepage: http://college.wfu.edu/politics/faculty-and-staff/faculty/peter-siavelis/

Email: siavelpm@wfu.edu
 Vice Chair Anika Gauja 
University of Sydney 

Anika Gauja is Senior Lecturer in Government and IR at Sydney University. Her research focuses upon political institutions in modern representative democracies, particularly political parties and parliaments.


Contact: Anika.Gauja@sydney.edu.au

Program chair 2016Eric BelangerMcGill University  

Éric Bélanger is Associate Professor / Professeur agrégé, in the Department of Political Science, McGill University, 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Canada H3A 2T7.

His research interests are in Quebec and Canadian Politics, Political Parties and Party Systems, Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour.

Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 094127,



 BoardSarah BirchGlasgow University  

Professor Sarah Birch in the Department of Politics at Glasgow University, Prior to this, she taught at the University of Essex.

Her research focuses upon the comparative politics of Central and Eastern Europe, especially electoral systems, electoral malpractice, corruption, and semi-authoritarianism. 

More details: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/sarahbirch/


 Yun Han ChuTaiwan University

Professor Yun Han Chu is a distinguished research fellow at the Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at Taiwan University. His research specializes in the politics of Greater China, East Asian politics, and democratization, including directing the Asia-Barometer. 


Contact: yunhan@gate.sinica.edu.tw

 Russell DaltonUniversity of California, Irvine

Professor of Political Science at the University of California Irvine, Russell Dalton specializes in the role of citizens in the political process and how democracies can better address democratic ideals. 


  Robert MattesCape Town University

Professor of Political Studies at Cape Town University, Robert Mattes specializes in democratization in Southern Africa, focused on the role of public attitudes, voting, and elections. He is a co-founder and Deputy Director of the Afrobarometer.



 Ian McAllisterAustralian National University

Ian McAllister is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the ANU.

His current research focuses on Australian politics and co-directing the Australian National Election Survey, post-communist politics and democratization, the politics of  Northern Ireland, and comparative political behavior.


Contact: ian.mcallister@anu.edu.au
 Michelle Taylor-Robinson Texas A&M University 

Professor Michelle Taylor-Robinson combines rational choice and historical  institutionalism approaches to understanding political behavior. She focuses upon democratization in Latin America.


Contact: e339mt@polisci.tamu.edu
  Mark TesslerUniversity of Michigan

Mark Tessler is the Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle Eastern Studies. He also co-directs the Arab Barometer survey.




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