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Daniel Tavana

Daniel Tavana

Daniel Tavana

Assistant Professor of Political Science
228 Pond Lab
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Monday and Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm schedule on Calendly- https://calendly.com/danieltavana
Daniel Tavana

Professional Bio

Daniel L. Tavana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Penn State. His research interests include a focus on elections, identity, and comparative political behavior, as well as the dynamics of political opposition in authoritarian regimes. He studies these issues in the Middle East and North Africa, where he uses a variety of methods and sources of data to study electoral politics. His research is motivated by a broader interest in understanding the origins of contemporary patterns of mass politics across the region. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University in September 2021.

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative Politics
  • Democratization
  • Dictatorships
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Representation