I am currently a fifth year PhD student in political science at Columbia University in New York, focusing on comparative politics and quantitative methods with a regional interest in Western Europe. At Columbia I’m advised by John Huber.
For 2014-2015, I am serving as a Fellow in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
My research interests center on historical party formation in Europe, European Union politics and policy, federalism, and Europe’s ever-evolving institutional framework. My dissertation looks party formation and stability in new democracies, and currently I’m examining the historical case of the French Third Republic.
I am a former Council for European Studies Fellow (2011-2012) and Reid Hall Paris Fellow (2012). I have served as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate courses Data Analysis/Statistics and Intro to Comparative Politics, and the graduate courses Game Theory I and II. I also independently teach a course on European Politics for Columbia’s summer school.
Right now I am the co-coordinator of a graduate Historical Working Group that brings together students from Columbia, Princeton, NYU and Yale to discuss issues and methods in historical empirical research. For more information, please visit my website: acirone.com.