Visiting Lecturer of Political Science
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Dr. Pallister’s areas of expertise are comparative politics and international relations. His research focuses on election administration, democratization, and international democracy promotion, with a regional focus on Latin America. His doctoral dissertation, Bringing the Ballot Box to the People: Election Administration and the Origins of Inclusive Voting Practices, examines the origins of election administration practices that facilitate or impede voter participation, and draws on field research conducted in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. His research has been published in Latin American Politics and Society, and he is the co-author of a book chapter on electoral bodies forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions.