- Comparative Politics
Deborah Yashar's research focuses on the comparative study of democracy, with publications on democracy and authoritarianism; civil society and violence; party systems; indigenous movements; citizenship; and globalization. Her books include Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala (Stanford UP, 1997) and Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and the State in Latin America (Cambridge UP, 2005). She has articles and chapters in World Politics, Comparative Politics, and several edited volumes. Her new book project is entitled Civil Wars and Peace Accords: Prospects for Democracy. She has received fellowships and awards from Fulbright, the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton's Class of 1934 University Preceptorship, among others.
PhD, University of California, Berkeley