Lunde Seefeldt researches the factors that influence levels of democracy or hybridity within countries. Her particular interest is freedom of expression rights and the representation of marginalized populations, and how these freedoms vary with changing levels of democracy. She also studies numerous economic structures (especially state control over natural resources) and how these influence politics. While her region of focus has been Latin America, she plans to continue studying her favorite topics in other regions of the world, as well.
Lunde Seefeldt earned a B.A. in government/international affairs from Augustana College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northeastern University.