Daniel Corstange (Ph.D., Michigan, 2008) is currently at work on a book project that examines the institutional incentives that privilege coordination on ethnic political coalitions over "policy" coalitions, and the patronage dynamics that result from reliance on ethnic coalitions. Professor Corstange's interests in quantitative methods focus on response bias and eliciting truthful answers to sensitive questions on surveys. In this field, he has developed a new statistical estimator that enables multivariate modeling of list experiment data. Additional research examines religious politics.
After obtaining his PhD in political science in 2008, Corstange taught at Notre Dame and Maryland. He has published prolifically in multiple journals, and his manuscript Ethnic Clientelism in the Middle East is currently in preparation.
G8427: Comparative Ethnic Politics