Jennifer Gandhi joins Yale as Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson School of Global Affairs. Her research interests are in comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on authoritarian regimes and transitions to and from democracy. Professor Gandhi’s work includes an award-winning Cambridge University Press book, Political Institutions under Dictatorship, as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Economics and Politics. Prior to joining Yale, Professor Gandhi was Professor and Chair of Political Science at Emory University. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University.