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 PIIRS Senior Scholar at Princeton University. Her articles have appeared in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Politics, the Political Science Quarterly and elsewhere. Her edited and single authored books include Parties, Movements and Democracy in the Developing World (with Deborah Yashar), Mass Politics in Hard Times (with Larry Bartels), Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession (with Jonas Pontusson), and Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times, an award-winning study of the breakdown of democracy in interwar Europe and Cold War Latin America. Her latest book, titled Democracy After War, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. She is beginning a new project on the causes and consequences of Hispanic mobilization in the United States.
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 is currently a senior editor of World Politics, a Directing Member of the Social Science Research Council's "Democratic Anxieties" Project, and the Chair of the Politics and History Section of the APSA. She earned her PhD with Distinction at Yale University.