The University of Michigan Department of Political Science is mourning the loss of alumna and friend, Carolina (Carol) De Miguel Moyer.

Carol received her M.A. (2006) and Ph.D. (2012) from the U-M Department of Political Science with a focus in Comparative Politics, American Politics, and Methods. Her dissertation was titled, "The Price of Territorial Politics: Economic Geography, Political Institutions and Party Systems."

Within her fields of study, Carol was establishing herself as "an important scholar of parties, electoral behaviour, federalism and decentralization, and political geography." 

Away from the academy, Carol was a wonderful mother, partner, daughter, sister and friend. As a department, we were fortunate for the time she spent with us, and we feel her loss deeply.