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Diana Kapiszewski is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Her research interests include comparative law and politics, and research methods. Her book High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2012) received the APSA Law and Courts Section's C. Herman Pritchett Award. She has also coedited Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective (with Gordon Silverstein and Robert Kagan; Cambridge University Press, 2013), Beyond High Courts: The Justice Complex in Latin America (with Matthew Ingram; University of Notre Dame Press, 2019), The Inclusionary Turn in Latin American Democracies (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and Concepts, Data, and Methods in Comparative Law and Politics (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Her ongoing research examines "constitutionalism with adjectives," and institutions of electoral governance in Latin America. In the area of research methods, Kapiszewski serves as the Qualitative Data Repository’s associate director for research, coedits the Cambridge University Press “Methods for Social Inquiry” book series, and coauthored Field Research in Political Science: Practices and Principles (with Lauren MacLean and Benjamin Read; Cambridge University Press, 2015). Her current work focuses on research openness and verification. She was awarded the APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section's Mid-Career Achievement Award in 2013.