David N. Lopez is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. David studies comparative politics, political economy, and methodology, with a focus on Latin America. His current research examines the role of state building and elite ideology in the development of national education regimes since the 19th century. Other research interests include the politics of redistribution, education reform, and the relationship between inequality and social conflict.
Prior to his time in Seattle, David taught 6th grade social studies, non-fiction literacy, and English language arts in Houston, Texas. He holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.
Research Interests: International and comparative political economy, welfare regimes, education politics, redistribution, state-building, Latin America, and multi-method research.