James Loxton is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics. His research focuses on the intersection between regime transitions and political parties, particularly in Latin America. He recently co-edited the volume Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). He is currently working on the edited volume Life After Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide, and a book exploring variation in conservative party-building in Latin America. He received his MA (2009) and PhD (2014) in Government from Harvard University, and his BA (2006) in Politics from Princeton University. He is originally from British Columbia, Canada.