Laura Jakli

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

As a comparativist, my research focuses on the intersection of modern European politics and political behavior. I have designed and implemented field experiments, internet-based survey experiments, and interview-based research in the U.S., Greece, and Hungary. I am currently working on my PhD dissertation, which examines how digital infrastructure can be leveraged to institutionalize anti-democratic norms and politics in democracies. In sum, I consider the digital world as an impetus for democratic backsliding—in opposition to a rich literature that focuses on its democratizing capacities. Primarily, this research leverages spatial network analysis and natural experiments.

Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
Political Behavior
Methodology & Formal Theory