Fiona Shen-Bayh

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Academic Subfields: 
Comparative Politics

Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 
My research examines how authoritarian regimes manipulate institutions associated with democracy. I specifically focus on the role courts play in autocratic survival and their legacy on post-autocratic rule of law. My research utilizes a mixed-methods approach, combining statistical modeling, structured case studies, and computational text analysis. I have conducted archival research in London, United Kingdom and fieldwork in Malawi.
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