Nicholas Kuipers

I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying comparative politics. Most of my research is interested in identifying whether and when certain political institutions worsen group-based antagonisms. 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.