Danny is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development, University of California, Berkeley. He studies party politics and voting behavior in emerging democracies, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also interested in social networks, computer-assisted text analysis, and methods for causal inference. His dissertation project examines the electoral vulnerability of African legislators, focusing on intraparty nominations and legislative elections. He will be conducting fieldwork in Kenya and Ghana from 2015 to 2016. Prior to becoming a graduate student, Danny worked at the United Nations Governance Centre and served for two years as a military interpreter/translator for Eighth United States Army, United States Forces Korea. He received his M.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, and a B.A. in economics with highest honors from Korea University.


Email: dhchoi@berkeley.edu
Position: PhD Candidate


Institution / Affiliation : UC Berkeley

Geographical Region: Africa
Methodology: Experimental Design
Policy: Elections, Ethnic Politics