Nancy Bermeo writes on the causes and consequences of political mobilization and regime change as well as the quality of democracy. She is currently a Nuffield Senior Fellow at Oxford University and a senior scholar at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Professor of Politics, emeritus, at Princeton University.
Bermeo's focus is on the causes and consequences of political mobilization and regime change as well as the quality of democracy. Her books include Continuity and Crisis: Popular Reactions to the Great Recession (ed. with Larry Bartels) Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession (ed. with Jonas Pontusson), and Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times The Role of the Citizenry in the Breakdown of Democracy. Her articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Politics, and elsewhere. She has been elected president of the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association and president of the European Politics and Society Division of the American Political Science Association.
Bermeo won the Stanley Kelley Teaching Award at Princeton University and the Teaching Excellence Award at Oxford University. She has served as Nuffield Chair of Comparative Politics at Oxford, Acting Chair of Princeton University’s Politics Department, president of the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization and European Politics and Society sections and a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Advanced Studies. She earned her PhD with Distinction at Yale University.