Nicole Peisajovich is a PhD candidate in political science specializing in political theory. Her research interests include democratic theory, leadership, representation, direct citizen participation, and political parties.
She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, which explores the relationship between democracy and leadership. Are they antithetical? If not, which forms of leadership can be considered democratic? In contrast to current theories of democracy that either avoid or extol leadership, her dissertation delves into the nuances within this activity. Drawing not only upon political theory but also upon history, psychology, and political science, this dissertation lays the groundwork for a democratic theory of leadership.
Ms. Peisajovich has an MA in global thought from Columbia University and a BA in political science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Before joining Columbia, she worked in the public and nonprofit sectors in Argentina.