Hanna Folsz

Hanna Folsz is a PhD candidate in Stanford’s Political Science Department. Her research interests are focused on democratic backsliding, political accountability, and corruption in East-Central Europe and Latin America. She is particularly interested in the drivers of democratic erosion and the potential for opposition actors to counter democratic backsliding processes. Prior to Stanford she received an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Durham University. At Stanford, she is affiliated with the Democracy and Polarization Lab and the Poverty and Governance Lab.