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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute Associate Professorship of Political Science

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 2020 by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and sports and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.9 billion through more than 4,550 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world.

Held by Dawn Teele

DAWN TEELE, Ph.D., is an SNF Agora Institute Associate Professor of Political Science. Her research interests include women and politics specifically related the causes and consequences of voting rights reform; candidate socialization, recruitment, and election; incumbency and gender; democratization and economic development; methodology and field experiments.

Teele has won several prizes, including the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for the study of women in politics and the Gabriel Almond Prize from the American Political Science Association. Her research has been published in a variety of outlets in political science, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Politics & Society. She is editor of a volume on social science methodology, Field Experiments and Their Critics  (Yale University Press 2014), and co-editor of an edited volume that is currently in progress, Good Reasons to Run: Women and Political Candidacy. In 2020, Professor Teele won the Gregory Luebbert prize for the best book in Comparative Politics, from the American Political Science Association for Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women’s Vote (Princeton University Press, 2018).

She holds a B.A. in economics from Reed College, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.