Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor
Department of Government
Diana Kapiszewski received her PhD in political science from UC Berkeley in 2007. Her research interests include public law, comparative politics, and research methods. Her first book, High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which received the APSA Law and Courts Section's C. Herman Pritchett Award, explores high court-elected branch interactions over economic policy in Argentina and Brazil in the post-transition period. Her current work examines judicial politics and the uses of law in Latin America. One project analyzes institutions of electoral governance and another investigates informal workers€™' use of legal strategies in the region; each focuses specifically on Brazil and Mexico. She has also co-edited Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2013). In the area of research methods, Kapiszewski co-directs the Qualitative Data Repository and co-edits the new Cambridge University Press book series, "Methods of Social Inquiry". She is also co-authoring Field Research in Political Science: Practices and Principles (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and in 2013 was awarded the APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section's Mid-Career Achievement Award. Her work has appeared in Latin American Politics and Society, Law and Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, Perspectives on Politics, and PS: Political Science and Politics.