Tulia G. Falleti is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at 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 in 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 Adam Sheingate and Orfeo Fioretos, of the Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism, scheduled to be published in 2014-5. Professor Falleti is working on her second single-authored book, which studies the structural and institutional determinants as well as the political and welfare consequences of local community participation.