Didi Kuo received her Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 2013. Her research interests include election fraud and clientelism, political parties, and electoral institutions. Her research has been funded by the Center for American Political Studies and the Krupp Foundation. At Harvard, she served as a teaching fellow for courses in comparative politics, democracy, and the political economy of development. She graduated from Emory University in 2005 with BAs in political science and history. As a Marshall Scholar, she received an MSc. in Economic and Social History from Oxford University, and an MA in Politics from the University of Essex.