Diana Kapiszewski is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Her research interests include public law, comparative politics, and research methods. Her current work examines judicial politics and the uses of law in Latin America, and includes projects that analyze institutions of electoral governance and informal workers’ use of legal strategies in the region.
Her work has appeared in a number of leading academic journals, and her first book, High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which explored high court-elected branch interactions over economic policy in Argentina and Brazil, received the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Section’s C. Herman Pritchett Award. She co-directs the Qualitative Data Repository, an archive for digital data generated or collected through qualitative or multi-method research in the social sciences, and co-edits the new Cambridge University Press book series, “Methods of Social Inquiry.” She was awarded the APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section’s Mid-Career Achievement Award in 2013.
She earned a BA from Dartmouth College, MAs from Middlebury College and Georgetown University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.