Sona Golder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. She studies political institutions, with a particular interest in coalition formation. Her early research and first book, The Logic of Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation, examines the determinants and consequences of electoral alliances in parliamentary democracies. She is currently working on a book project that draws together her more recent work on the post-election government formation process in Europe. Her research has been published in Political Analysis, the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, among others. In addition to being an associate editor for the new online journal, Research & Politics, and serving on the editorial boards for the British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, and Comparative Political Studies, she has also been involved in the women in methods group – she was the organizer and host for the 4th Annual Visions in Methodology (VIM) Conference, she serves as a VIM mentor for female graduate students and junior faculty, and she is a member of the diversity committee for APSA’s Political Methodology Section. Her research has been funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Research Council.