People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab

Anne Meng

Anne Meng

Assistant Professor of Politics

Anne Meng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. Her research centers on authoritarian politics and institutions, and game-theoretic approaches to the study of dictatorship. Her forthcoming book, Constraining Dictatorship, examines how executive constraints become established in dictatorships, particularly within constitutions and presidential cabinets. Her new book project focuses on authoritarian backsliding. She also has other work on leadership succession, autocratic parties, and electoral authoritarianism. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the British Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Theoretical Politics, Columbia Law Review, and Studies in Comparative International Development. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and also holds a M.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.

Director

Todd Sechser

Todd S. Sechser

Professor of Politics, Lab Director

 

Coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

Expertise in international relations, foreign policynuclear securityemerging technologies

Faculty

Tobias Grossmann

Tobias Grossmann

Associate Professor of Psychology
Harry Harding

Harry Harding

Professor of Public Policy, Batten School
David Leblang

David Leblang

Professor of Politics

Syaru Shirley Lin

Associated Faculty Department of Politics and Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics, Miller Center of Public Affairs
Anne Meng

Anne Meng

Assistant Professor of Politics
John Owen

John M. Owen

Professor of Politics, Department Chair

Mila Versteeg

Professor of Law, UVA School of Law

Researchers

Joshua Alley

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Hsuan-Yu Shane Lin

Graduate Fellow

Sowon Park

Graduate Fellow

Justin Schon

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Lab Support