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Dr. Erica Frantz

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Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Guy C. Clifford House, Room 102

BS, University of California in Santa Barbara
PhD, University of California in Los Angeles

Professor Frantz is the Honors Coordinator for the Political Science Department. She specializes in authoritarian politics, with research interests that bridge the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations. She has written two books on dictatorship, The Politics of Dictatorship: Institutions and Outcomes in Authoritarian Regimes and Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders, as well as a number of journal articles, book chapters, and op-ed pieces. She is also part of a collaborative and ongoing project coding autocratic regimes, the data for which can be found on her web site.