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Researchers / Marisa Kellam

Marisa Kellam

  • Ph.D. Political Science
  • Associate Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study

Research Topics

Political Parties and Coalitional Instability in Comparative Perspective

Education and Academic Employment

2007 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
2007 Ph.D. Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
2000 M.A. Political Science, University of California Los Angeles
1996 B.A. Political Science, University of California Santa Barbara
1996 B.A. Latin American & Iberian Studies, University of California Santa Barbara

Research Fields of Interest

  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Political Parties
  • Coalitions
  • Presidential Systems
  • Elections
  • Media Freedom

Academic Publications

  1. Forthcoming.“Silencing Critics: When and How Presidents Restrict Media Freedom in Democracies.” Comparative Political Studies (with Elizabeth A. Stein)
  2. Forthcoming.“Why Preelectoral Coalitions in Presidential Systems?” British Journal of Political Science.
  3. Forthcoming.“Parties for Hire: How Particularistic Parties Influence Presidents’ Governing Strategies.” Party Politics. Published online before print June 7, 2013.
  4. 2014.“Programming Presidential Agendas: Partisan and Media Environments that Lead Presidents to Fight Crime and Corruption.” Political Communication 31 (1): 25–52. (with Elizabeth A. Stein)
  5. 2013.“Suffrage Extensions and Voting Patterns in Latin America: Is Moblization a Source of Decay?” Latin American Politics & Society 55 (4): 23–46.
  6. 2008.“The Nationalization of Electoral Change in the Americas.” Electoral Studies 27 (2): 193– 212. (with Eduardo Alemán)

Honors

2013 Grant in Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of ScienceGrant in Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2005 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
2005 Best Student Paper, Latin American Political Institutions Section, Latin American Studies Association
1995 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

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