Tulia G. Falleti, PhD is The Class of 1965 Term Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which earned the Donna Lee Van Cott Award to the best book on political institutions by the Latin American Studies Association. Her articles on federalism, decentralization, authoritarianism, and qualitative methods have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Publius, Studies in Comparative International Development, Qualitative Sociology, among other journals and edited volumes printed in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil. She is the coeditor, with Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate, of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, to be published in 2015. Professor Falleti is working on a book manuscript on new participatory institutions in Latin America.