Joy Langston is professor of political science at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. Her current research interests include organizational changes in the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), legislative recruitment, congressional campaigning, and federalism. The former editor of Política y gobierno, she is the author of many book chapters and articles in such journals as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, and Party Politics. She holds a PhD from Duke University.