Deborah J. Yashar is Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University and Editor of World Politics.
Her research interests include regime politics, citizenship rights, social movements, ethnic politics, state formation, violence, and immigration politics. She is author of three books: Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge (Cambridge University Press, 2005); and Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala (Stanford University Press, 1997). She is also coeditor of three volumes: States in the Developing World (Cambridge University Press, 2017, with Miguel A. Centeno and Atul Kohli); Parties Movements and Democracy in the Developing World (Cambridge University Press, 2016, with Nancy Bermeo); and Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics (Routledge, 2012, with Peter Kingstone). She has also authored numerous articles, books chapters, and reports.
Yashar received her doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley; is former Director of Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS); former Director of the Princeton’s Fung Global Fellows Program; and former co-Director of Princeton’s Project on Democracy and Development. She was also a junior faculty member at Harvard University; and has received fellowships and awards from Fulbright, the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton's Class of 1934 University Preceptorship, among others.