Gruber Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Bussell is the Gruber Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research seeks to understand the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states. In particular, she is interested in the effects of diverse formal and informal institutional constraints—such as federalism, coalition politics, and corruption—on the behavior of politicians in electorally competitive environments. Bussell’s regional focus is South Asia, and she has also conducted fieldwork in Africa and Latin America.