I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research focuses on the origin and evolution of technocratic institutions of market regulation, and the influence of the ‘regulatory state’ on political and economic integration in Europe and North America. 

I currently am affiliated with Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy. In Europe, I have been a Visiting Research Fellow at the WZB Social Science Center in Berlin, the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies based at Sciences Po in Paris, and the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

I have experience teaching comparative politics, comparative political economy, and democratic theory, and have served as a Teaching Fellow in three graduate courses at the Kennedy School and three undergraduate courses at Harvard College. 

Before pursuing doctoral studies, I earned a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and spent four years as the director of an organizational coalition committed to electoral and campaign finance reform in North Carolina.

I can be reached by email at chasefoster (at) fas (dot) harvard (dot) edu.