College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Government
Diana Kapiszewski received her PhD in political science from UC Berkeley in 2007. Her research interests include comparative politics, public law, and research methods. Her research examines judicial politics and the intersections between law and politics more broadly in Latin America. Her current projects explore institutions of electoral governance in Latin America, the architecture of accountability in Latin America, and the judicialization of electoral governance in Brazil in Mexico. She also directs SIGLA ("States and Institutions of Governance in Latin America", www.sigladata.org). With regard to research methods, Kapiszewski has published extensively on practices for generating qualitative data and field research, and on making qualitative research transparent; she also co-edits the Cambridge University Press book series, "Methods for Social Inquiry". She also has ongoing research and activities focused on increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the discipline of political science. She has published several books with Cambridge University Press, and multiple articles in Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Law and Social Inquiry, Law & Society Review, Perspectives on Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, and other peer-reviewed outlets.
International activities include:
- Co-editor of Beyond High Courts: The Justice Complex in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press) and author of over multiple journal articles on comparative government in Latin America.
- Author of High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil, given the C. Herman Pritchett Award for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published in 2012.
- Co-directs the Qualitative Data Repository and co-edits the new Cambridge University Press book series, "Methods of Social Inquiry."
- Director of the SIGLA (States and Institutions of Governance in Latin America) database hosted by the Department of Government and the Center for Latin American Studies.