Miller Center

Susan Hyde, Fellowship Mentor

Professor of Political Science, Yale University


Advisee(s): Aila Matanock Rebecca Brubaker   

Susan D. Hyde is Professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. She studies international influences on domestic politics, with a focus on the developing world. She teaches classes in international relations and comparative politics, including undergraduate courses onInternational Organizations and The Global Spread of Elections; and graduate level courses onDemocracy Promotion: Theory and Practice and Non-State Actors in World Politics. 

She is an expert on international election observation, election fraud, and democracy promotion. She has served as an international election observer with several organizations in Afghanistan, Albania, Indonesia, Liberia, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Venezuela, and she has worked with the Carter Center, the National Democratic Institute, Democracy International, the International Republican Institute, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems on democracy promotion issues and researching how democracy promoting organizations can evaluate the effects of their work. In cooperation with the Carter Center, she has piloted methods for introducing the random assignment of short term election observers to the deployment plans used by international observers. 

From 2006-2016 she was on the faculty at Yale University, where she was a resident fellow at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), and is a faculty affiliate of the MacMillan Center and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, when she received the Juan Linz Award for the best dissertation in the comparative study of democracy, and was the official runner up for the Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best dissertation in international history, law, or politics. She has held residential fellowships at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and Princeton University's Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance.


Susan Hyde's website.

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