Joan Timoneda

Joan Timoneda

Assistant Professor // Political Science

Assistant Professor // Cornerstone

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 2230


Phone: (765) 494-4161

Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. University of Maryland, College Park
MPhil University of Oxford-- Saint Antony's College, UK
B.A. Arizona State University 

Joan Timoneda Website



Comparative Politics

Research Summary

Professor Timoneda is a comparativist and data scientist with an interest in authoritarian regimes, democratic backsliding and big data methods. His book project, How Dictators Survive, explores how dictators use formal institutions to personalize their regime to extend their tenure. He combines archival work and advance natural language processing techniques to analyze the evolution of Rafael Trujillo's regime in the Dominican Republic. Professor Timoneda’s applied methods work focuses on forecasting trends and events using big data from Twitter and Google Trends. At Purdue, he will participate in the Advanced Methods at Purdue program and teach in the Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program.

Selected Publications

Timoneda, Joan C. 2020. “­Institutions as Signals: How Dictators Consolidate Power in Times of Crisis.” Forthcoming in Comparative Politics.


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

© 2021 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by CLA

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Webmaster.

Some content on this site may require the use of a special plug-in or application. Please visit our plug-ins page for links to download these applications.