About

Thomas Mustillo is an associate professor of global affairs at the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where he is a concurrent professor of political science and program coordinator of the data science minor. 

He is a comparative political scientist and previously taught political science at Purdue University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research and interests include democratic representation, party politics, democracy, governance, quantitative research methods, and social policy, with a focus on Latin America. A focus of his work is understanding highly unstable electoral contexts.

He has written for journals including DemocratizationElectoral StudiesRationality and Society, and the Journal of Politics, and is a reviewer for nearly two dozen academic journals. His current book project, Varieties of Party Support and Stability: Political Representation in an Age of Turbulence, examines forms of volatility and spatial variation in support for political parties. He is co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research’s Political Data Yearbook.

He serves as an advisory board member for the Latin American Electronic Data Archive at the University of Texas at Austin, and as a scientific advisory board member for the Constituency-Level Elections Archive at the University of Michigan. 

He earned a BA from Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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