Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics


David Waldner

David Waldner (Ph.D. Berkeley) is interested in the formation of the modern state, the political economy of economic development, and the politics of authoritarian survival, democratic transitions, and democratic breakdowns. In addition to an active research agenda on these topics, he also writes on qualitative methods of causal inference. His current research projects look at the political resource curse, political outcomes in the post-Arab Spring Middle East, and the long-term consequences of labor-repressive agriculture in Iraq and the American South.  

Associate Professor

S263 Gibson Hall
Office Hours: Virtual Office Hours: M 1-3pm