Didi Kuo

Photograph of Joanna Didi Kuo. © 2011 Ned Jackson

Didi Kuo is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), where she is also the Associate Director for Research. She works on issues in comparative and American politics, including democratization, clientelism and corruption, political parties, and political reform.

She oversees the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective, which seeks to bridge academic and policy research on American democracy. She is also an affiliate of the Project on Global Populisms at the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies.

She received a PhD in political science from Harvard University; 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 in Atlanta, Georgia, her hometown.