Nicholas Kuipers

Job title: 
Graduate Student
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Nicholas Kuipers joined the Center on the Politics of Development in August 2017. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the UC Berkeley. His research interests include comparative politics and political economy, with a particular focus on the origins and consequences of democracy and conflict in Southeast Asia. Nick holds a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked as a researcher in Jakarta at SMRC, a local political consulting firm specializing in survey research. In 2014-2015, Kuipers received a Fulbright grant to Indonesia.

Research interests: 
  • Comparative Politics
  • Governance / Democracy