Margit Tavits

William Taussig Professor in Arts and Sciences
Chair,  Department of Political Science

I specialize in comparative politics and my research interests are relatively broad: I have studied various issues related to political parties, political institutions, corruption, post-communist politics, and gender equality. While I continue to be interested in these topics, my ongoing research extends the list even further and considers the effects of wartime violence on post-war politics, inter-ethnic cooperation, and women’s representation. Some of my most exciting new research ventures into an uncharted territory in political science: I explore how the language we speak affects how we think about politically relevant issues such as gender equality, environmental policy, and ethnic divisions.

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Margit Tavits

Office: Seigle 207C

Washington University
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One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Department of Political Science