Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is a resident faculty member of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2012-2013). He is the author of Structuring the State: the Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton University Press, 2006), as well as co-editor (with G. Capoccia) of The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies (2010). His work has won numerous prizes including the American Political Science Association's Best Book Prize on European Politics and Society Award, the Luebbert Best Article Award, the Mary Parker Follett Best Article Prize, and the Gabriel Almond Best Dissertation Award. He is currently completing a book under contract with Cambridge University Press that analyzes how old regime elites cope with democratic institutional changes, entitled Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe, 1848-1950. Ziblatt is the director of a new historical geospatial data collection project, the "Comparative History of Elections Program" housed at the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He has recently held visiting research positions at the Ecole Normale Superiere (Paris, France), the University of Konstanz (Germany), and the Max Planck Institute (Germany). Ziblatt is also on the editorial board of the journals World Politics and German Politics and Society.