Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (email)
Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University, and served in 2014 as Interim Director of Harvard University's Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies. His research and teaching interests include democratization, state-building, comparative politics, and historical political economy, with a particular interest in European political development. He is the author ofStructuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism(Princeton University Press, 2006) and co-editor of a 2010 special double issue of Comparative Political Studies entitled "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies." Recent articles have appeared in Journal of Economic History,American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies,and World Politics. He has been the recipient of APSA's Mary Parker Follett Prize in Politics and History (2011), the Gregory Luebbert Prize in Comparative Politics (2009), two prizes from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA (2010), Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society section of APSA (2007), the Gabriel Almond Dissertation Prize (2004), and the Ernst Haas Dissertation Prize (2003). Ziblatt is the director of a research program at Harvard University called Politics Through Time, which is a hub for social scientific research on the political history of democracy and political accountability. He has been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin, an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris (2014) and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009) and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He is currently completing a new book entitled Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europethat offers a new interpretation of the historical democratization of Europe.