Mark Deming

Hi! I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago’s Department of Political Science.

My research examines political regimes, regime transitions, and political parties, with a emphasis on Latin America. I am currently working on a dissertation that examines why political parties founded by former dictators and other authoritarian elites have sometimes thrived in nascent democracies. Please see my research page for additional information about my research.

I am especially well-prepared to teach some of the core courses of Political Science, including Introduction to Comparative Politics and Introduction to International Relations. Please see my teaching page for a detailed summary of my teaching.

I plan to receive my PhD from the University of Chicago in August 2020. Beginning in Autumn 2020, I will be a Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago. Prior to beginning my PhD studies, I completed an MA in International Relations at the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations.