Darin Self received his B.A. in Political Science in 2011 and completed a Masters of Public Policy from Brigham Young Univeristy in 2013. He is currently the Project Manager for the TRIP project at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He is also a PI for the Global Democratic Institutions Dataset in the Political Institutions and Ethnicity Lab at BYU. His research interests focus on the political economy of ethnic conflict and comparative elections.