Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Areas of interest: Democratization, party organization, polarization, quantitive methods
Jacob Turner is a Ph.D student in the Department of Political Science. He received a BA from Rhodes College in 2016 where he majored in International Studies and minored in Mathematics and Spanish. His research interests focus on the politics of democratization and post-conflict transitions in Latin America, particularly transitional justice policies, the establishment of competitive elections, and statebuilding in the context of weakly institutionalized democratic regimes. Before coming to Notre Dame, he interned with the Carter Center’s Americas Program and was an electoral observer for the Colombian Peace Agreement Referendum of 2016.