Marisa Kellam, Ph.D.

Waseda University

Phone: +81-03-3208-0457

Address: 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Waseda University, School of Political Science & Economics

City: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo - 169-8050

Country: Japan

About Me:

Marisa Kellam is an associate professor at Waseda University, where she researches the quality of democracy in Latin America. Her research links institutional analysis to various governance outcomes in democracies within three lines of inquiry: (1) political parties and coalitional politics; (2) mass electoral behavior and party system change; and (3) democratic accountability and media freedom. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political StudiesParty PoliticsElectoral Studies, and Political Communication. Professor Kellam teaches international and Japanese students in the English-based degree programs of Waseda University’s School of Political Science & Economics. After earning a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA, she spent several years as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. She moved to Tokyo in 2013 with her Japanese husband and two children. Dedicated to her academic career and family, she engages daily in the pursuit of work-life balance.

Research Interests

Latin American And Caribbean Politics

Comparative Political Institutions

Political Parties and Interest Groups

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

Representation and Electoral Systems

Comparative Democratization