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In celebrating our 40th anniversary, the Kellogg Institute has launched a new podcast series,
with doctoral student hosts interviewing scholars about their research. 


    Click episode titles below to see Show Notes, Links, and other resources.
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Racial and Religious Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World with Historian Karen Graubart

Interviewed by Kellogg PhD Fellows Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas, historian Karen Graubart, who is a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow, introduces her recently published book, "Republics of Difference: Religious and Racial Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World" (Oxford University Press, 2022). The result of more than 15 years of research, this book explores the mechanisms of self-governance that racialized and/or non-Christian communities put into practice in 15th-century Seville and 16th-17th century Lima.

Episode 02
Published: 2023-03-13
Length: 27:35
Hosts: Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas


Democratic Development and Decline with Political Scientist Michael Coppedge


Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez, political scientist and Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge discusses the foundational question of why some countries escape autocratic rule and strengthen democracy while others remain trapped. He introduces his recently co-authored book Why Democracies Develop and Decline, which offers evidence on democratization, democratic consolidation, and democratic backsliding, drawing on data assembled from the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem).

Episode 01
Published: 2023-02-21
Length: 25:22
Hosts:  Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez