Jared Abbott

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Studies

Jared Abbott (Ph.D., Harvard University). Jared’s research explores why large-scale experiments in citizen participation beyond elections (from participatory budgeting and public hearings to referenda and citizen initiatives) emerge in some places but not others, and the conditions under which citizen engagement can generate meaningful effects on the quality of democracy and governance. Jared’s work has appeared in Comparative Politics, Governance, The Journal of Latin American Studies, and in two edited volumes. Jared will assume an appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles, in the fall of 2023.