Mark Deming

I am Assistant Teaching Professor of Government at William & Mary. I teach courses on Latin American Politics, Research Methods, Political Regimes and Regime Transitions, and Authoritarian Legacies. Before arriving at William & Mary, I was a postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago. I taught courses on quantitative research design in the Social Science Inquiry Sequence. Please see my teaching page for a detailed summary of my teaching.

My research examines political regimes and regime transitions, politics in nascent democracies, political parties, and distributive politics—with a focus on Latin America. My current book manuscript examines why political parties linked to former dictatorships often crop up and even thrive in new democracies. Please see my research page for more information about my research.

I received my PhD from the University of Chicago’s Political Science Department in August 2020. Prior to my PhD studies, I completed an MA in International Relations at the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations.

Contact Information

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  • Phone: 757-221-3998
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