Gabriella Montinola

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis



Gabriella Montinola is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the comparative politics of developing countries. Her work on the impact of political institutions on corruption and the rule of law has been published in academic journals, such as the British Journal of Political Science and Comparative Political Studies as well as edited volumes in the Russell Sage Foundation series on trust. She has also written articles on Philippine politics for more policy-oriented periodicals, such as the Journal of Democracy and Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads series. Montinola has a BA in political science from Emory University and a Master’s and PhD in political science from Stanford University. Before her appointment at UC Davis, Montinola taught at New York University as an assistant professor of political science.

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Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and Co-Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), administrative home of AidData. In total, ITPIR houses five major research projects or centers. Mike served as a Principal Investigator on AidData’s five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID. His expertise includes international organizations, the role of IR scholars in policymaking, and the development role of the BRICSA countries and their impact on the global development regime. 

Mike teaches on international relations, international organization, and international development. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Politics. Mike holds a PhD in Political Science and Government from UC San Diego, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the College of William and Mary.

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International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory


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