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Department of Political Science

Alissandra Stoyan

Alissandra Stoyan

Alissandra T. Stoyan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Her research focuses on Comparative and Latin American politics, exploring topics such as political institutions, executive politics, democratization, public opinion, and gender. Her work has been published in Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Governance, and the International Political Science Review. She is currently completing a book manuscript analyzing how presidents with ambitious reform agendas implement them through a Constituent Assembly in Latin America. For this project, she conducted in-depth fieldwork and elite interviews in Bolivia and Ecuador.

Alissandra also teaches a number of courses in the areas of Comparative and Latin American politics: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, Gender and Politics, Latin American Politics, and International Relations of Latin America.