Katerina Linos

Katerina Linos

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2006.
Ph.D. in Political Science, 2007.
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law.


The Democratic Foundations of Policy DiffusionKaterina Linos's first book, 
The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion (Oxford University Press, 2013), examines how health, family, and employment laws spread across countries.

  • Winner of the 2014 APSA Giovanni Sartori Prize for best book on qualitative methods.

  • Winner of the 2014 ISA Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on international organization and multilateralism.

  • Winner of the 2014 Peter Katzenstein Prize  for outstanding first book in international relations or comparative politics.

  • Selected among the Best Books of 2013 on Western Europe by Foreign Affairs.

Katerina Linos is the recipient of the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship (2011).

Linos's dissertation, "Diffusion of Social Policies Across OECD Countries," has won the Harvard University Senator Charles M Sumner Prize for the best dissertation “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace” (2007).

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