Carissa Tudor is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics at Princeton University. Her research interests include historical and comparative political economy, as well as, gender and political development with a regional focus in Europe. Her dissertation project examines historical variation in inheritance law and women’s property rights.

She received a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant for her project and was awarded the Georges Lurcy Fellowship to spend the 2018-2019 academic year conducting archival research in Paris, France. During this period, she is also a visiting Ph.D. student researcher at the Centre d'histoire économie et sociale François Simiand at the Paris School of Economics.

Her work has also been generously supported by several research institutes at Princeton University, including the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, and Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

Carissa holds an M.A. in Politics from Princeton, an M.S. in Applied Math and Statistics from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College. Prior to coming to Princeton, she worked at the International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where her work was primarily focused on the European financial and sovereign debt crises.

Selected Publications

Tudor, C. and D. Yashar, “Gender and the Editorial Process: World Politics, 2007-2017,” PS: Political Science & Politics, Special Issue, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S1049096518000641.

Tudor, C. L. and H. Appel, "Who is to Blame for Falling Corporate Taxes in Europe? The Politics of Tax Competition from EU Enlargement to the European Fiscal Crises," East European Politics & Societies & Cultures, Vol. 30 Num. 4 (2016): 855-884.

Appel, H. and C. Tudor Block, "The Sovereign Debt Crisis, Bailout Politics, and Fiscal Coordination in the European Union," in The European Union Beyond the Crisis: Evolving Governance, Contested Policies, and Disenchanted Publics, Ed. Boyka M. Stefanova. Lexington Books, 2015. 107-122.

Tudor, C. L. and C. Vega, "A Review of Textual Analysis in Economics and Finance," in Communication and Language Analysis in the Corporate World, Ed. Roderick P. Hart. IGI Global, 2014. 122-139.

Selected Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Research Grant.

Georges Lurcy Charitable and Education Trust, Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, Multi-Center Dissertation Research Grant.