Joanna Didi Kuo

Photograph of Joanna Didi Kuo. © 2011 Ned Jackson

Didi Kuo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Project on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at Stanford University. Her research interests include democratization, development, clientelism, and corruption. She received a PhD in political science from Harvard University in 2013.

Didi is currently working on a book manuscript that investigates the historical relationship between organized business interests, political parties, and clientelism in the United States and Britain in the late nineteenth century. Her other research projects examine the determinants of election fraud in the United States, the relationship between clientelism and regulatory politics, and the effects of electoral reforms. 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. Didi was born and raised outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Her CV is available here.