Nicholas Kuipers

I am an Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University. My research concerns topics that span comparative politics, political economy, and public policy. I have a particular interest in the bureaucracy and a regional interest in Southeast Asia. My ongoing projects are especially focused on documenting the consequences of institutions that govern political and bureaucratic selection. 

My research has been supported by the Institute for International Studies, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Singapore Ministry of Education (AcRF), the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and the Weiss Family Fund. I am also a non-resident research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development.

I received my PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. I was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore.  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.