Sal Salamanca is a graduate student in the Department of Politics, with specializations in Political Theory and the History of Political Thought. Her main research interests include mechanisms of elite accountability, formal and informal institutions arisen to constrain public behavior, and theories of cyclical regime change, especially within the ancient and early modern context. She has written on the foundational underpinnings of Machiavelli’s ideal principality, ancient institutions of aristocratic constraint, and the use of historiographic political propaganda in the early Florentine republic.

Before arriving at Princeton, Salamanca graduated summa cum laude from The University of Chicago with a dual B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies in 2020.