Didi Kuo

Didi Kuo

Academic Research & Program Manager, Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305

Research Interests

comparative politics, democratization, development, corruption and clientelism


Didi Kuo is a research scholar at Stanford University, where she manages the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at Stanford's Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. She is a 2018 New America Fellow.

She works on issues in comparative and American politics, including democratization, clientelism and corruption, and political parties. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political StudiesGlobal Politics, and The American Interest, and her book, Clientelism, Capitalism, and Democracy, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. She received a PhD in political science from Harvard University, an MSc in Economic and Social History from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from Emory University.