Jacob Turner is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. His research interests focus on the politics of democratization and post-conflict transitions in Latin America, particularly the impact of competitive electoral politics and state building in the context of weakly institutionalized democratic regimes. His work has analyzed the transition of armed rebel groups into political parties, the determinants of redistributive conflict, and the impact of subnational democratic quality on the spread of criminal violence in the context of El Salvador among other topics.
Also a student in the department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), Turner is committed to combining cutting edge quantitative methodologies with the diverse methodological backgrounds of the lab to address the questions most relevant to the victims of human rights abuses and human rights practitioners.
Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy, with Jennifer McCoy
Jul 10, 2023
Drawing from her professional experience in conflict resolution and academic work in comparative politics, political scientist Jennifer McCoy (Georgia State University) discusses the topic of “polarizing polities” in a conversation with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Jacob Turner.
Skigin, Turner, Shiraef Awarded APSA Grants
Sep 9, 2021
Three Kellogg doctoral student affiliates have been awarded competitive American Political Science Association (APSA) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, which are given to fewer than two dozen students nationwide each year.
Student-run Forum Helps Grad Students Prepare for Academic Careers
Oct 1, 2020
The student-run Comparative Politics Workshop started in 2010 and provides unique professionalization opportunities for graduate students. The initiative expanded its offerings this year to meet the unique needs of students during the coronavirus pandemic.