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Andrew O'Donohue

Graduate Student Affiliate


Andrew O'Donohue

Andrew O’Donohue is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Harvard University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He studies resistance to democratic erosion, political polarization, and the rule of law, with a focus on Turkey, Europe, 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).

O’Donohue earned his A.B. summa cum laude in social studies from Harvard College, where his thesis research received support from a CES senior thesis grant.


  • 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