Fiona Shen-Bayh

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Academic Subfields: 
Comparative Politics

Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

My dissertation explores the creation, development, and erosion of legal institutions in autocracies. I specifically examine how these strategies unfold and become institutionalized over time, affecting the operation of law and justice even in post-autocratic periods. My research is based on significant archival research conducted on sub-Saharan African cases. I have conducted fieldwork in Malawi and the United Kingdom.

My research has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

I earned my B.A. in economics with honors at Vassar College, studied economics and politics at Oxford University, and completed my M.A. in political science at Berkeley. I also served as an International Education Policy intern at the U.S. Department of Education in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) division.

Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Methodology & Formal Theory
Academic Advisors: 
Leonardo Arriola
Jason Wittenberg
Aila Matanock
T.J. Pempel