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Colleen Driscoll

Graduate Student Affiliate

Room LL9


Colleen Driscoll

Colleen Driscoll is a Ph.D. student in government at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the role that political parties have in shaping, aggregating, and refining political preferences from the electorate into party platforms. Specifically, she is interested in the definition of tissue spaces within political systems and how parties strategically emphasize (or deemphasize) certain issue areas to maximize electoral or policy returns, with a regional focus on parties in France and Germany. Currently, she is planning a study on the persistence of authoritarian political views in French municipalities from the time of the Revolution to the present day.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Ph.D. Student in Government
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University