Meet Nicholas Kuipers, 2020 APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grantee

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardees for 2020. The APSA DDRIG program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation research in political science. Awards support basic research which is theoretically derived and empirically oriented.

Nicholas Kuipers, University of California, Berkeley

Nicholas Kuipers is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying comparative politics. Most of his research is interested in identifying whether and when certain political institutions worsen group-based antagonisms. He has a particular regional interest in Southeast Asia.

Nicholas’ research has been supported by the Institute for International Studies, the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and the Weiss Family Fund. He is also a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development.

A graduate of Oberlin College, he worked in Jakarta before graduate school at Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting, a political consultancy specializing in public opinion surveys. Nicholas also received a Fulbright grant to Indonesia in 2014-2015.