Lecturer of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Pallister teaches courses in comparative politics, international relations, and research methods. His research focuses on election administration, democratization, and international democracy promotion, with a regional focus on Latin America. His work has been published in Latin American Politics and Society, PS: Political Science & Politics, and the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions. He recently completed a book manuscript that examines the origins of election administration practices that facilitate or impede voter participation, and is based on field research conducted in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. His other ongoing research projects address how electoral procedures can balance the goals of voter access and election integrity; the adoption of voting from abroad by Central American countries; and the effects of electoral management body partisanship on election quality.
Telephone: 508 910-6489