Aaron Watanabe

Aaron Watanabe

PhD Candidate in Government
Concentration Adviser for Leverett and Winthrop Houses

Broadly, I am interested in populism, political parties, institutions, and democratization and democratic breakdown. My dissertation looks at why populists win elections , focusing on how other elites create challenges and opportunities for these candidates. My background is primarily in Latin American politics, but I am also interested in Western European politics and draw a lot of my ideas from the literature on American politics.

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