Robert Moser

Department of Government Chair and Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Professor Moser specializes in the study of electoral systems, political parties, ethnicity and elections, women’s and minority representation, and Russian politics. He has written numerous book chapters and articles on democratization, elections, and political parties in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. His articles have appeared in World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Post- Soviet Affairs. His research has been funded by SSRC, IREX, and the Ford Foundation. He was appointed the William D. Blunk Memorial Professor for 2005-06 in recognition of his undergraduate teaching and advising, and was awarded the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award in 2002. More recently, Moser received the 2008 Harry Ransom Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2010 Silver Spurs Endowed Teaching Fellowship.

He is the author of Unexpected Outcomes: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Representation in Russia (2001) and co-editor, with Zoltan Barany, of Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization (2001), Ethnic Politics after Communism (2005), and Is Democracy Exportable? (2009). His latest book, co-authored with Ethan Scheiner, is Electoral Systems and Political Context (2012).