I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in Comparative Politics and minoring in Methodology and International Relations. I received my B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, NY.
My research centers on democracy, institutional change, executive-legislative relations and female executives. It has been published in: Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Governance, and the International Political Science Review. My book manuscript, currently in preparation, examines how Latin American presidents with ambitious reform agendas implement them in a democratic context. More specifically, it analyzes the underlying causes, mechanisms for success, and consequences of one particular method of reform: a Constituent Assembly with supreme power to change the political system. I have conducted extensive fieldwork in Bolivia and Ecuador. You can read more about my research here.
I teach courses in Comparative and Latin American Politics. You can read more about my teaching here.
Department of Political Science
Kansas State University
802 Mid Campus Drive South
101D Calvin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
stoyan [at] ksu [dot] edu