Margit Tavits

Professor of Political Science​
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
research interests:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Parties and Elections
  • Political Institutions
  • Democracy
  • Corruption
  • European Politics
  • Post-Communist Politics

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​By appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1063
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Tavits specializes in comparative politics. She has studied various issues related to political parties, political institutions, corruption, post-communist politics, and gender equality.

For more information, visit Margit Tavits's department profile.

From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

In a Global Economy, What Happens to Elections?

Graduate student Dalston Ward along with two of his classmates and political scientist Margit Tavits examine the role of globalization in how political parties have changed strategies over time.