Joanna Didi Kuo

Photograph of Joanna Didi Kuo. © 2011 Ned Jackson

Didi Kuo works on issues in comparative and American politics, including political development, democratization, and corruption. She is a research associate at Stanford University, where she manages the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective.

Her research examines the relationship between organized business interests, political parties, and clientelism in the late nineteenth century United States and Britain. Other research projects examine the determinants of election fraud and the relationship between clientelism and regulatory politics.

Didi was born and raised outside Atlanta, Georgia. She received a PhD in political science from Harvard University in 2013; as a Marshall Scholar, she studied economic history at Oxford University and politics at the University of Essex. She received a BA in political science from Emory University.

Her CV is available here.