Nicholas Kuipers


I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley and a predoctoral scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. 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 National Science Foundation (NSF), 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 received my undergraduate degree from Oberlin College. 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.
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