Jason Maloy is Professor and Kaliste Saloom Endowed Chair in Political Science at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is the author of two books, Democratic Statecraft: Political Realism and Popular Power (2013) and The Colonial American Origins of Modern Democratic Thought (2008), both published by Cambridge University Press. He has also authored or co-authored articles in venues such as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, and Journal of the History of Ideas. His two on-going research projects concern measuring democratic regimes along the neglected “popular” vs. “elite” dimension (collaborating with Devin K. Joshi and Timothy M. Peterson) and examining the empirical and theoretical relations between democratic institutions and ecological degradation (causal arrows in both directions). His teaching repertoire at UL Lafayette includes introductory international relations and advanced courses combining democratic theory and comparative constitutional studies. He holds academic degrees from Brown University (History and Philosophy, B.A.), the University of Cambridge (History, M.Phil.), and Harvard University (Government, Ph.D.).