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Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University and a faculty associate in residence at Harvard University's Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Ziblatt's teaching and resarch is in comparative politics, with a focus on democratization, state-building, historical political economy, and European politics. He is the author of three books. His most recent is How Democracies Die (2018) (with Steven Levitsky). His other books are Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism(Princeton University Press, 2006). He also was co-editor (with Giovanni Capoccia) of a 2010 special double issue of Comparative Political Studies entitled "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies." Recent scholarly articles have appeared in Journal of Economic History,American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies,and World Politics. His work has been the recipient of numerous prizes from the American Political Science Association. 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 held numerous fellowships in the United States and Europe, most recently as the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence Italy), as well as fellowships at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Stanford's Center for Advanced Study. He has also 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). He serves on governing boards of several academic institutions and the editorial board of academic journals, including Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, and German Politics and Society, and also has served as the director (interim) of Harvard's Center for European Studies.