Dr Thalia Gerzso

Dr Thalia Gerzso

LSE Fellow

Department of Government

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CBG 3.16
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Key Expertise
Political institutions, democratic processes, African politics

About me

Thalia’s research focuses on political institutions, democratic processes and African politics. More specifically, Thalia investigates the conditions under which political institutions can strengthen – or undermine – the democratization processes. Thalia holds a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University.

Research interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Judicial Behaviour
  • Elections
  • Democratic processes
  • African politics

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV101: Introduction to Political Science

Selected publications

  • Gerzso, Thalia. "Judicial resistance during electoral disputes: Evidence from Kenya." Electoral Studies 85 (2023): 102653.
  • Gerzso, Thalia, and Nicolas van de Walle. "The politics of legislative expansion in Africa." Comparative Political Studies 55.14 (2022): 2315-2348.
  • Gloppen, Siri, Thalia Gerzso, and Nicolas van de Walle. "Constitutional, Administrative, Judicial, and Discursive Lawfare." Democratic Backsliding in Africa? (2023): 58.