Kenneth Kollman

University of Michigan


Ken Kollman is currently Acting Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Acting Director of the International Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also Professor of Political Science and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research. His research and teaching focus on political parties, elections, lobbying, federal systems, formal modeling, and complexity theory. He is writing a book on centralization in federated institutions, which includes analyses of the European Union, the Catholic Church, and the United States government. With Allen Hicken, Daniele Caramani, and David Backer, he has produced CLEA, the most comprehensive electronic archive of constituency-level election results in the world. This year he will be completing a textbook on American government for W.W. Norton & Co.