Andrew Reynolds’ research and teaching focus on democratization, constitutional design and electoral politics. He is particularly interested in the presence and impact of minorities and marginalised communities. He has worked for the United Nations, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the UK Department for International Development, the US State Department, the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the International Foundation for Election Systems. He has also served as a consultant on issues of electoral and constitutional design for numerous countries among them Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine. He has received research awards from the US Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, the US Agency for International Development, and the Ford Foundation.