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Andrew O'Donohue

Graduate Student Affiliate


Andrew O'Donohue

Andrew O’Donohue is the Carl J. Friedrich Fellow and a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Harvard University, as well as a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His research studies democratic erosion, political polarization, and the rule of law, with a focus on Turkey and the Middle East. He is the co-editor, with Thomas Carothers, of Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization (Brookings Institution Press, 2019). His work has been published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for American Progress, Foreign Affairs, the German Marshall Fund, and the Washington Post. Prior to graduate school, he was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment and a research fellow at Sabancı University’s Istanbul Policy Center. He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College.


  • Ph.D. Student in Government, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Democratic Erosion
Political Polarization
Rule of Law
Turkish Politics