Nicholas Kuipers

I am a PhD student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying comparative politics. Some of my research has looked at the causes and consequences of contentious politics in developing countries. More broadly, I am interested in the role of representation in state institutions. I have a particular regional interest in Southeast Asia.

My research has been supported by the Institute for International Studies, the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and the Weiss Family Fund. I am also a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development.

I graduated from Oberlin College in 2014. Before starting graduate school, I worked in Jakarta at Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting, a political consultancy specializing in public opinion surveys. Prior to that, I received a Fulbright grant to Indonesia in 2014-2015.