Christopher Carter

Christopher Carter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, and John L. Nau III Assistant Professor of the History and Principles of Democracy at the University of Virginia. He is also a Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at the University of California, Berkeley. In his book project, he examines the historical foundations of Indigenous groups' demands for autonomy in the Americas. The research for this project won the 2020 APSA Best Fieldwork Award and the 2021 Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy. He has a forthcoming work on local governance in Latin America, methods for causal inference, and the regulation of gig economy labor in the United States. All of his work employs a multi-method approach, using experimental and natural experimental data as well as extensive interviewing and archival research.


Read the GLD interview with Christopher here!