Mark Deming

Hi! I am a Teaching Fellow in the University of Chicago’s Social Sciences Division and Political Science Department during 2020–21. I instruct courses in the Social Sciences Inquiry Sequence.

My research examines political regimes and regime transitions, politics in new democracies, and political parties – with a emphasis on Latin America. My book manuscript, “The Strategic Foundations of Authoritarian Successor Parties,” examines why political parties founded by former dictators and their inner circles have sometimes thrived in new democracies. Please see my research page for more information about my research.

I have extensive experience teaching some of the fundamental 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 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.