- Comparative Politics
Tommaso Pavone is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics, where he is Graduate Associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) and the European Union (EU) Program, the editorial assistant at World Politics, and coordinator of the departmental Qualitative Research Seminar. His current research focus is on studying comparative political and constitutional development across time and space. Specifically, his dissertation and collaborative research focuses on understanding variation in the litigation and practice of European Union (EU) law across the subnational communities of EU member states. More broadly, he is interested in European integration, the institutional and comparative political analysis of courts, law and society, historical institutionalism, and qualitative/mixed methodology. He received his M.A. in social sciences, with a focus on political science and public law, from the University of Chicago in 2012, and his B.A. in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2010.