Job Talk: Jason Seawright, Political Scientist


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Jason Seawright, assistant professor of political science, Northwestern University

Professor Seawright’s research interests include comparative politics, with an emphasis on comparative political parties and on comparative political behavior; and methodology, with foci on the interface between qualitative and quantitative methods and on problems of causal inference in statistical analysis. His current work focuses on explaining voters’ and party leaders’ decisions in the process of party system collapse in Peru and Venezuela.

Seawright’s research has been published in the journal Political Analysis and Studies in Comparative International Development, and he is coauthor of several chapters in Henry E. Brady and David Collier’s Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the University of California.