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My research primarily explores the political economy of digital technologies and technological change. However, my work also examines the promotion of global norms or agendas and methodological issues of measurement and scaling. In my book project (in development), I explain the origins and evolution of the global financial inclusion agenda and develop the theoretical concept of "participatory ambiguity" to advance our understanding of the dynamic relationship between global agendas and coalitions. My work is published or forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Political Economy, among others.

I have experience teaching courses in international political economy and research methods, including as a teaching assistant at the ICSPR Summer Program. As an instructor, I aim to incorporate active learning opportunities and real-world applications in all of my courses.

Please use the links at the top of the page to access more information about my research and teaching, as well as a complete curriculum vitae. You can reach me by email ( or on Twitter.

Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University. I am also an Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) affiliate. Previously, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in 2021.

Tyler Girard, Ph.D.

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