Bonnie Field

  • Professor, Global Studies
  • Ph.D. in Political Science University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA in Political Science University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BA in Political Science University of California, Berkeley
  • Office: Morison Hall - 384 | 781.891.2865 | bfield@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.3454 | Department Fax: 781.891.2172

Teaching Interests

Comparative Politics; European Politics; Democracy and Democratization; Gender and Politics

Research Interests

Political Science/Comparative Politics; Democratization; Political Institutions; Political Parties (inter- and intra-party politics); Territorial Politics; European Politics; Spanish Politics; Gender & Politics; Latin American Politics

Bio

Bonnie N. Field has a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests center on political parties and political institutions in transitional and institutionalized democracies in Europe and Latin America. She investigates minority governments, parliamentary regimes, interparty relations in parliament, processes of candidate selection and political appointments, and regime democratization. She is a local Affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and an affiliated researcher at the Observatory of Coalition Governments in Spain, University of Barcelona. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard, a visiting researcher at the Universities of Barcelona and Oslo, Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Visiting Fellow at UCI's Center for the Study of Democracy, and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Spain.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • Council for European Studies
  • European Consortium for Political Research (institutional membership)
  • American Political Science Association
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2020, Excellence in Scholarship Award, Bentley University
  • 2019, Local Affiliate Re-appointment, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2017, Research Grant, Hispanex Program, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Government of Spain
  • 2017, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award for Why Minority Governments Work: Multilevel Territorial Politics in Spain, Bentley University
  • 2016, Visiting Researcher, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
  • 2016, Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association.
  • 2016, Local Affiliate Re-appointment, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2014, Local Affiliate Re-appointment, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2014, Research Grant (2014-16), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Gobierno de España [Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain], P.I. Josep María Reniu, Universitat de Barcelona
  • 2013, Visiting Scholar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, fall
  • 2013, Affiliate Re-appointment, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2013, Visiting Researcher, Departament de Dret Constitucional i Ciència Política, Universitat de Barcelona, spring
  • 2012, Visiting Researcher Grant, Institut d’Estudis Autonòmics, Departament de Governació i Relacions Institucionals, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain.
  • 2012, Invited Professor, Doctoral Program, Department of Political Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • 2011, Research Grant, American Political Science Association.
  • 2011, Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.
  • 2011, Courtesy appointment as an Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
  • 2011, Research Grant (2009-11), Los partidos políticos y los procesos de democratización: El caso español en perspectiva comparativa [Political Parties and the Processes of Democratization: The Spanish Case in Comparative Perspective], Fundación Transición Española.
  • 2011, Research Grant (2011-13), Acuerdos coalicionales y formación de gobiernos en España [Coalition Agreements and Government Formation in Spain], Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Gobierno de España [Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spanish Government], P.I. Josep María Reniu, Universitat de Barcelona.
  • 2009, Invited Professor, Masters Program in Democracy and Government, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • 2008, Fulbright Fellow, Senior Researcher in Spain, Fulbright Foundation.
  • 2007, Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities.
  • 2006, Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association.
  • 2004, Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and United States Universities.
  • 2003, Research Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and United States Universities.
  • 2003, University of California Faculty Fellow (2003-2004), Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine.
  • 2003, Visiting Fellow (2003-04), Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine.
  • 1999, Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow (dissertation research), Spain (1999-2000), Fulbright Foundation.
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Johnston, A., Hamann, K., Field, B. N. (2021). A Strike against the Left: General Strikes and Public Opinion of Incumbent Governments in Spain. Political Studies. OnlineFirst 1-28. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2021). Ministers, Gender and Political Appointments. Government and Opposition, (56) 4 722-743. (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Alonso Sáenz de Oger, S., Field, B. N. (2021). Vox Spain - The Organisational Challenges of a New Radical Right Party. Politics and Governance, (9) 4 240-51. (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Field, B. N. (2018). The Push for Independence in Catalonia. Nature Human Behaviour. 2 713-715. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2015). Framing Legislative Bills in Parliament: Regional-Nationalist Parties’ Strategies in Spain’s Multinational Democracy. Party Politics, (21) 6 900-911. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2015). The Evolution of Sub-state Nationalist Parties as Statewide Parliamentary Actors: CiU and PNV in Spain. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, (21) 1 121-141. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2014). From Consensual to Complex Multi‐level Democracy: The Contours of Contestation and Collaboration in Spain. Comillas Journal of International Relations. 1 41-52. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2014). Minority Parliamentary Government and Multilevel Politics: Spain’s System of Mutual Back Scratching. Comparative Politics, (46) 3 293-312. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2013). Resolute Leaders and 'Cardboard Deputies': Parliamentary Party Unity in the New Spanish Democracy. South European Society & Politics, (18) 3 355-374. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2011). Endogenizing Legislative Candidate Selection Procedures in Nascent Democracies: Evidence from Spain and Chile. Democratization, (18) 3 797-822. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2009). The Parliamentary Election in Spain, March 2008. Electoral Studies, (28) 1, March 155-58. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2009). A 'Second Transition' in Spain? Policy, Institutions and Interparty Politics under Zapatero (2004-08). South European Society & Politics, (14) 4, December 379-97. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2009). Los modos de transición y las relaciones interpartidistas postransicionales: datos de España (1977-82) y de Argentina (1983-89). Revista de las Cortes Generales. 77 253-89. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2009). Minority Government and Legislative Politics in a Multilevel State: Spain under Zapatero. South European Society & Politics, (14) 4, December 417-34. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2008). Descongelando la democracia: el descenso de la colaboración interpartidista en España (1977-2004). Revista Española de Ciencia Política, (19 (octubre)) 79-102. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2008). Candidate Selection Procedures in Transitional Polities: A Research Note. Party Politics, (14) 5, September 620-639. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2007). Incorporating Spain into the Comparative Democratization Syllabus. PS: Political Science and Politics, (40) 4, October 701-705. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2006). Transition Modes and Post-transition Inter-party Politics: Evidence from Spain (1977-82) and Argentina (1983-89). Democratization, (13) 2, April 205-226. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2006). Transitions to Democracy and Internal Party Rules: Spain in Comparative Perspective. Comparative Politics, (39) 1, October 83-102. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2005). De-thawing Democracy: The Decline of Political Party Collaboration in Spain (1977 to 2004). Comparative Political Studies, (38) 9, November 1079-1103. (Link)

    Books


  • Field, B. N. (2016). Por qué funcionan los gobiernos minoritarios: Política territorial multinivel en España. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). Why Minority Governments Work: Multilevel Territorial Politics in Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Botti, A. (2013). Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain: From Zapatero to Rajoy. New York: Palgrave (Link)
  • Botti, A., Field, B. N. (2013). La Spagna di Rajoy. Bologna: Il Mulino (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2011). Spain's 'Second Transition'? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. New York: Routledge (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2008). Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective. Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (Link)

  • Book Chapters


  • Alonso, S., Field, B. N. (2021). Spain: The Development and Decline of the Popular Party In Tim Bale and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, (Eds.) Riding the Populist Wave: Europe's Mainstream Right in Crisis. 216-45. Cambridge University Press (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2021). Spain: Single-Party Majority and Minority Governments In Torbjörn Bergman, Hanna Bäck, and Johan Hellström, (Eds.) Coalition Governance in Western Europe. 544-573. Oxford University Press (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2020). Legislative Politics in Spain In Diego Muro and Ignacio Lago, (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Spanish Politics. 210-23. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Wuhs, S. T. (2020). Parliaments and Regionalism In Cyril Benoit and Olivier Rozenberg, (Eds.) Handbook of Parliamentary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Legislatures. 275-290. Edward Elgar Publishing (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Gray, C. (2019). The Spanish Parliament in Context In Jorge M. Fernandes & Cristina Leston-Bandeira, (Eds.) Iberian Legislatures in Comparative Perspective. Routledge (Link)
  • Bucur, C., Field, B. N. (2018). Selecting Presidential Candidates in European Semi-Presidential Democracies In Xavier Coller and Guillermo Cordero, (Eds.) Democratizing Candidate Selection: New Methods, Old Receipts?. 49-74. Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2016). La transition démocratique espagnole: faits et analyses In Hubert Peres and Christophe Roux, (Eds.) La démocratie espagnole: Institutions et vie politique. 35-52. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2015). The Evolution of Sub-state Nationalist Parties as Statewide Parliamentary Actors: CiU and PNV in Spain In Richard Gillespie and Caroline Gray, (Eds.) Contesting Spain? The Dynamics of Nationalist Movements in Catalonia and the Basque Country. 116-135. Routledge (Link)
  • Siavelis, P. M., Field, B. N. (2015). The Presidentialization of Parties in Chile: Coalitions and the Electoral System Connection In Gianluca Passarelli, (Eds.) The Presidentialization of Political Parties: Organizations, Institutions and Leaders. Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Botti, A., Field, B. N. (2013). Conclusions In Bonnie N. Field and Alfonso Botti, (Eds.) Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain: From Zapatero to Rajoy. 217-224. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2013). Decentralization, Regional Parties and Multilevel Governance in Spain In Alberto López Basaguren and Leire Escajedo San Epifanio, (Eds.) The Ways of Federalism in Western Countries and the Horizons of Territorial Autonomy in Spain, Vol. 2. 853-864. New York, NY: Springer (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Botti, A. (2013). Introduzione. Il cambiamento politico in Spagna, da Zapatero a Rajoy In Alfonso Botti and Bonnie N. Field, (Eds.) La Spagna di Rajoy. 9-26. Bologna: Il Mulino (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2013). Governing Spain in Tough Times and in Minority: The Limits of Shifting Alliances In Bonnie N. Field and Alfonso Botti, (Eds.) Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain: From Zapatero to Rajoy. 61-80. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Botti, A. (2013). Introduction: Political Change in Spain, from Zapatero to Rajoy In Bonnie N. Field and Alfonso Botti, (Eds.) Politics and Society in Contemporary Spain: From Zapatero to Rajoy. 1-20. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2013). Gobiernos minoritarios y actividad legislativa en un estado multinivel: el caso español In Josep María Reniu, (Eds.) Pactar para gobernar. Dinámicas coalicionales en la España multinivel. 47-69. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch (Link)
  • Botti, A., Field, B. N. (2013). Conclusioni In Alfonso Botti and Bonnie N. Field, (Eds.) La Spagna di Rajoy. 193-201. Bologna: Il Mulino (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2013). Il governo di minoranza spagnolo in tempi di crisi: i limiti delle alleanze variabili In Alfonso Botti and Bonnie N. Field, (Eds.) La Spagna di Rajoy. 65-85. Bologna: Il Mulino (Link)
  • Siavelis, P. M., Field, B. N. (2011). Procedimientos de selección de candidatos a elecciones legislativas en América Latina: de dónde venimos y nuevos caminos para la investigación In Manuel Alcántara Saez and Mercedes García Montero, (Eds.) Algo más que Presidentes. El papel del Poder Legislativo en América Latina. Zaragoza: Fundación Manuel Giménez Abad de Estudios Parlamentarios y del Estado Autonómico
  • Field, B. N. (2011). A 'Second Transition' in Spain? Policy, Institutions and Interparty Politics under Zapatero (2004-08) (Reprint) In Bonnie N. Field, (Eds.) Spain’s ‘Second Transition’? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. 1-19. New York and London: Routledge (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2011). Interparty Consensus and Intraparty Discipline in Spain's Transition to Democracy In Muro, Diego, Alonso, Gregorio, (Eds.) The Politics and Memory of Democratic Transition: The Spanish Model. New York: Routledge (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2011). Minority Government and Legislative Politics in a Multilevel State: Spain under Zapatero (Reprint) In Bonnie N. Field, (Eds.) Spain's 'Second Transition'? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. 39-56. New York and London: Routledge (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2009). Procedimientos de selección de candidatos en las democracias nacientes In Freidenberg, Flavia, Alcántara Sáez, Manuel, (Eds.) Selección de candidatos, política partidista y rendimiento democrático. 61-84. México, DF: Tribunal Electoral del Distrito Federal, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México e Instituto de Iberoamérica. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2008). Conclusion: The Spanish Case and Comparative Lessons on Institutions, Representation and Democracy In Field, Bonnie N, Hamann, Kerstin, (Eds.) Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective. 203-216. Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2008). Interparty Politics in Spain: The Role of Informal Institutions In Field, Bonnie N, Hamann, Kerstin, (Eds.) Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective. 44-67. Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2008). Introduction: The Institutionalization of Democracy in Spain In Field, Bonnie N, Hamann, Kerstin, (Eds.) Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective. 1-22. Houndmills, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Link)

  • Book Reviews


  • Field, B. N. (2019). [Review of the book Political Power in Spain: The Multiple Divides between MPs and Citizens ]. International Journal of Iberian Studies (V. 32 N. 1-2. 32.1-2 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2012). [Review of the book Making Democratic Citizens in Spain: Civil Society and the Popular Origins of the Transition, 1960-78 by Pamela Beth Radcliff ]. Democratization (19.1), pp. 143-45, (19) 1 (Link)

  • Other(s)


  • Alonso Sáenz de Oger, S., Field, B. N., Rovira Kaltwasser, C. (2022). La derechización del PP en el contexto Europeo.El País. (Link)
  • Alonso, S., Field, B. N. (2021). Is Spain’s Popular Party caught between a silent revolution and a silent counter-revolution?EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2021). Ministros, género y nombramientos políticos en España.Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2021). Gender, ministers and political appointments.Social Europe. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2021). ¿Deberían los gobiernos preocuparse por las huelgas generales?Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Johnston, A., Hamann, K., Field, B. N. (2021). Should governments worry about general strikes?Social Europe. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Rodríguez-Teruel, J. (2019). Can Spain’s elections on Sunday deliver a functioning government?The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2019). Do Spain's minority governments work?EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. April 25 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2019). Funcionen els governs minoritaris a Espanya?El món de demà, La Vanguardia. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2019). ¿Funcionan los gobiernos minoritarios en España?El món de demà. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2019). El consenso y la unidad constitucionales, en cifras.Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2019). Is there something wrong with Spain's political leaders?The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. (Link)
  • Field, B. (2019). L’assignatura pendent dels governs en minoria.Política & Prosa, (8) 19-22. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Martin, S. (2019). Minority Governments.Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science.. (Link)
  • Anderson, K. J., Field, B. N. (2018). #ElectBlackWomen.Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Anderson, K. J., Field, B. N. (2018). Framing the 2018 Elections: #TrustBlackWomen.Psychology Today. (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Field, B. N. (2018). Finding a way out of the Catalan labyrinth.EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. April 11 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2018). El PNV con los gobiernos en minoría en España.Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Field, B. N. (2017). Is Spain Francoland? No. Has the Catalan crisis damaged Spanish democracy? Yes.The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2017). Los partidos nacionalistas en el Congreso. Algunas lecciones de España.Agenda Pública. (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Field, B. N. (2017). What's Going on in Catalonia?Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. (Link)
  • Field, B. N., Barrio, A. (2017). Without a drastic change in approach, further conflict appears inevitable in Catalonia.EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. October 5 (Link)
  • Barrio, A., Field, B. N. (2017). Spain is trying to block Catalonia’s independence referendum tomorrow. What’s going on?The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). Forming a government in Spain: The influence of Spain’s first experience with mass democracy.Presidential Power: Presidents and Presidential Politics around the World. September 7 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). La formación de gobierno en España y la herencia de la Segunda República.El Periódico. September 30, 2016 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). Do regional-nationalist parties emphasize the territorial divide in the national parliament? Some lessons from Spain.Who governs in Europe?. October 4, 2016 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). Will the new Rajoy minority government in Spain work?EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. November 16 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2016). ¿Funcionará el nuevo Gobierno en minoría de Mariano Rajoy?Piedras de Papel, Eldiario.es. November 20 (Link)
  • Field, B. N. (2015). How the next Spanish government might be formed after Spain’s election.EUROPP (European Politics and Policy) Blog. December 19 (Link)
  • Presentations

  • Field, B. N. (2020). “Minority Governments in Spain” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research Virtual General Conference
  • Field, B. N. (2020). “Minority Governments-An Introduction” Presented at the Re-Bel (Rethinking Belgium) Initiative Minority Government: Why and Why Not? Virtual (Belgium), 17 September
  • Field, B. N. (2019). “Minority Governments and Multi-Level Politics: Governing Capacity in Spain” Presented at theOpening of Master’s Program in Democracy and Government Department of Political Science and International Relations, Autonomous University of Madrid, September 27
  • Field, B. N. (2019). “Women Ministers and Political Appointments: Evidence from Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference Washington, DC, August 29-September 1
  • Field, B. N. (2019). “Do Women Ministers Bring More Women Along? Political Appointments in Spain” Presented at theEuropean Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) Amsterdam, July 4-6
  • Alonso, S., Field, B. N. (2019). “The Development and Decay of the Popular Party in Spain” Presented at theMainstream Right in Western Europe Workshop Queen Mary University London, March 14-15
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2019). “General Strikes and Public Opinion in Spain” Presented at theSouthern Political Science Association Austin, TX, January 17-19
  • Field, B. N. (2018). “Do Female Ministers Bring more Women Along? Subcabinet Appointments in Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference Boston, MA, August 30-September 2
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2018). “The Repercussions of Public Protests on Governments in Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference Boston, MA, August 30-September 2
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2018). “The Effect of Public Protests on Governments in Spain” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research conference Hamburg, Germany, August 22-25
  • Field, B. N. (2018). “Governance in Spain: Single-party Majority and Minority Governments” Presented at theCoalition Governance in Western Europe Workshop University of Lund, May 17-18
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2018). “The Disparate Political Consequences of General Strikes: Public Opinion Penalties for Left Governments in Spain” Presented at theCouncil for European Studies Conference Chicago, IL
  • Field, B. N. (2017). “Ministers and the Gender of Subcabinet Appointees: Lessons from Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2017). “The Effects of General Strikes on Voting Intentions in Spain” Presented at theAnnual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association New Orleans, LA, January 12-14
  • Field, B. N. (2017). “Roundtable on Speech by President of the Government of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, 'Catalonia, Today and Tomorrow'” Presented at theCenter for European Studies, Harvard University Cambridge, MA, March 27
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2017). “General Strikes and Voting Intentions for the Left: The Case of Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3
  • Field, B. N. (2017). Presented at the The Wilson Center and Real Instituto Elcano The Catalan Crisis: Implications for Spain and Beyond Washington, DC
  • Field, B. N. (2017). “Crisis, Change and Continuity in Spanish Politics” Presented at theCenter for European Studies, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University Syracuse, NY, September 28
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2017). “Assessing the Effects of General Strikes on Public Opinion in Spain” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research conference Oslo, Norway, September 6-9
  • Field, B. N. (2016). “Governance in Spain: Single-party Majority and Single-Party Minority Governments” Presented at theCoalition Government in the New Millennium – Western Europe Workshop University of Vienna, December 14-17
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K., Johnston, A. (2016). “Do General Strikes Affect Voting Intentions? The Case of Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association Conference Philadelphia, PA, September 1-4
  • Field, B. N. (2016). “Minority Governments and Territorial Politics: Governing Capacity in Spain” Presented at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo Comparative Politics Research Seminar (AKA Tuesday seminar on a Friday) Oslo, Norway, 3 June
  • Field, B. N. (2015). “The Evolution of Parliamentarism in Spain” Presented at theHistorical Parliamentarism: Early Instances, Evolution, and Political Consequences Workshop, University of Oslo Oslo, Norway, 8-9 June
  • Field, B. N. (2015). “Minority Government and Multilevel Territorial Politics: Spain in Comparative Perspective” Presented at theResearch Forum, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain, May 13
  • Field, B. N. (2015). “Accounting for Minority Government Performance in Multilevel Contexts: The Case of Spain” Presented at theConference of Europeanists (CES) Paris, France, July 8-10
  • Field, B. N. (2015). “Minority Government Performance in Multilevel Perspective: The Case of Spain” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference Montreal, Canada, August 26-29
  • Field, B. N. (2014). “The Evolution of Regional-Nationalist Parties as Statewide Parliamentary Actors: CiU and PNV in Spain” Presented at theNationalisms in Spain Workshop CIDOB, Barcelona, Spain, September 25-26
  • Field, B. N. (2014). “Party Goals and the Governing Capacity of Minority Governments: Statewide and Regional Parties in Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference Washington, D.C., August 28-31
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2014). “Regional Parties’ Parliamentary Strategies in Multinational Democracies: Analyzing Regional Parties in Spain” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference Washington, D.C., August 28-31
  • Field, B. N. (2014). “Majority Building Strategies under Minority Parliamentary Governments: The Case of Spain” Presented at theThe Importance of Constitutions II: Parliamentarism, Representation and Voting Rights Workshop Uppsala University, Sweden, June 16-17
  • Field, B. N. (2014). “Parliamentary Institutions and the Governing Capacity of Minority Parliamentary Governments: The Case of Spain” Presented at theThe Evolution of Parliamentarism and Its Political Consequences Workshop, at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions of Workshops Salamanca, Spain, April 10-15
  • Field, B. N. (2014). “Party Goals, the Multilevel State and Minority National Governments in Spain” Presented at the21st International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies (CES) Washington, DC, March 14-16
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “Regional Parties in National Institutions: The Case of Spain during Periods of Minority Government” Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions of Workshops Mainz, Germany, March 11-16
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “Minority Parliamentary Government, Regional Parties and Multilevel Politics” Presented at theEuropean Political Science Association conference Barcelona, Spain, June 20-22
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. (2013). “Who Chooses?: Candidate Selection in New Democracies” Presented at theCEISAL Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina conference Porto, Portugal, June 12-15
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “Los gobiernos minoritarios en España y las alianzas parlamentarias” Presented at theUniversitat de València Valencia, Spain, April 15
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “Regionalist Parties and National Governance in a Multitier system” Presented at theCouncil for European Studies (CES) conference Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 25-27
  • Field, B. N., Hamann, K. (2013). “Regional Parties’ Parliamentary Strategies in Multinational Democracies: An Illustration using Regional Parties in Spain” Presented at thePosition, Salience and Issue Linkage: Party Strategies in Multinational Democracies Workshop, University of Aberystwyth Aberystwyth, UK, December 12-13
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “Distinct but often Compatible Priorities: Spain’s Statewide Formateur Parties and Regional Parties with National Representation” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference Bordeaux, France, September 4-7
  • Field, B. N. (2013). “The Pillars of Minority Parliamentary Government in Spain” Presented at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University Visiting Scholars Seminar-New Research on Europe Cambridge, MA, September 25
  • Field, B. N. (2012). “Los gobiernos minoritarios a nivel estatal en España: el efecto de la gobernanza a nivel regional sobre las alianzas parlamentarias” Presented at theUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) Madrid, Spain, June 19
  • Field, B. N. (2012). “Gobiernos estatales en minoría, partidos de ámbito no estatal y dinámicas multinivel: España durante los gobiernos de Rodríguez Zapatero (2004-2011)” Presented at theInstitut de Ciències Polítiques i Socials (ICPS) Barcelona, Spain, June 14
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. (2012). “The Determinants of Candidate Selection Procedures in New Democracies: Evidence from Argentina, Chile and Spain” Presented at theLatin American Studies Association conference San Francisco, CA, May 23-26
  • Field, B. N. (2012). “Spain in Crisis: Challenges for the Rajoy Government” Presented at theMIT-Spain Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, April 25
  • Field, B. N. (2012). “Regional Parties and National Parliamentary Behavior, Spain 2004-2011” Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions of Workshops Antwerp, Belgium, April 10-15
  • Field, B. N. (2012). “Minority Government, Regional Parties and Multilevel Deals: Spain’s System of Mutual Back Scratching” Presented at the Council for European Studies 19th International Conference of Europeanists Boston, MA, March 22-24, 2012
  • Field, B. N. (2011). “Roundtable on the 2011 Spanish Election: Challenges for the New Government” Presented at theMinda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University Cambridge, MA, November 30, 2011
  • Field, B. N. (2011). “Decentralization, Regional Parties and Multilevel Governance in Spain” Presented at theThe Ways of Federalism and the Horizons of Spanish State of Autonomies international conference Bilbao, Spain (October 19-21)
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2011). “Determining the Gatekeepers: Candidate Selection Processes in New Democracies” Presented at theEuropean Consortium for Political Research Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Field, B. N. (2011). “El funcionamiento de los gobiernos minoritarios a nivel estatal en España: instituciones, ubicación espacial de los partidos políticos y acuerdos multinivel” Presented at theUniversitat de Barcelona, May 30, 2011 Spain
  • Field, B. N. (2011). “Governing Spain in Tough Times: Big Challenges and Hard Knocks” Presented at theMIT-Spain Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 21, 2011 Cambridge, MA
  • Field, B. N. (2011). “National Party Polarization, Regional-Nationalist Parties and Governance in Spain” Presented at the BMW Center for German & European Studies, Georgetown University, March 25 "Spain in Europe: Not the same as it was?" conference Washington, DC
  • Field, B. N. (2010). “Building Disciplined Parties in a New Democracy: The Case of Spain” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association conference, April 23, 2010 Newport, RI
  • Field, B. N. (2010). “Minority Government Performance in Spain” Presented at the Harvard University Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, February 26, 2010 Cambridge, MA
  • Field, B. N. (2010). “Polarization, Nationalism and Governance in Spain” Presented at theMIT-Spain Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 21, 2010 Cambridge, MA
  • Field, B. N. (2010). “Legislative Politics, Non-Statewide Parties and Minority Government Performance: Spain under Zapatero” Presented at theConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (The Spanish High Council for Scientific Research) (CSIC), May 19, 2010 Madrid, Spain
  • Field, B. N. (2010). “Non-statewide Parties and Minority Government Performance in a Multilevel State: The Spanish Case” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, September 4 Washington, D.C
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. (2010). “The Genesis of Candidate Selection Procedures in Chile” Presented at theAsociación Latinoamericana de Ciencia Política Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Field, B. N. (2009). “Gobiernos minoritarios y política legislativa en los estados multinivel: el caso de España bajo Zapatero” Presented at theDepartamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, December 17, 2009 Madrid, Spain
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2009). “La selección de candidatos en las nuevas democracias: datos de España (1977-82) y Chile (1989-2005) (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theMáster en Democracia y Gobierno, Departamento de Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, December 10, 2009 Madrid, Spain
  • Field, B. N. (2009). “Minority Government and Legislative Politics in Spain, 2004-08” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, September 2009 Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Field, B. N. (2008). “Estudio comparado de las transiciones políticas” Presented at the30 Años de Constitución: La Construcción del Estado de Derecho, Universidad de Alicante, November 21, 2008 Alicante, Spain
  • Field, B. N. (2008). “Political Party Discipline in a New Democracy: The Case of Democratic Spain, 1977-1979” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, August 2008 Boston, MA
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2008). “La selección de candidatos legislativos en Chile (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at thePontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Departamento de Ciencia Política, August 21, 2008 Santiago, Chile
  • Field, B. N. (2008). “The Decline of Consensus Politics in Spain, 1977-2008” Presented at theInstitute for the International Education of Students, April 2008 Barcelona, Spain
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2007). “Explaining Candidate Selection Procedures in Transitional Polities: The Case of Spain (1976-1982) (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theNew England Political Science Association conference, April 2007 Newton, MA
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2007). “Determinantes de los Procesos de Selección de Candidatos Legislativos en Democracias Transicionales: Evidencia de España y Chile (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theV European Conference of Latin Americanists, Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina , April 11-14, 2007 Brussels
  • Field, B. N. (2007). “Inter-party Politics in Democratic Spain (1977-2007)” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, September 2007 Chicago, IL
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2007). “The Genesis of Candidate Selection Procedures in Spain (1976-1982) (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theMidwest Political Science Association conference, April 2007 Chicago, IL
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. M. (2007). “The Adoption of Candidate Selection Procedures in Transitional Polities: A Framework Applied to Chile and Spain (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theNew England Council of Latin American Studies conference, November 2007 Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. (2006). “The Determinants of Candidate Selection Procedures in Transitional Polities: Evidence from Europe and Latin America (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, September 2006 Philadelphia, PA
  • Field, B. N. (2006). “Democratization in Spain” Presented at the American Political Science Association conference, September 2006 Short Course-'Putting Spain and Portugal into the Political Science Syllabus' Philadelphia, PA
  • Field, B. N., Siavelis, P. (2006). “Internal Party Rules and Candidate Selection in Democratizing Countries (with Peter Siavelis)” Presented at theLatin American Studies Association conference, March 2006 San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Field, B. N. (2004). “Democratic Deepening in a Pacted Democracy: Patterns of Political Party Collaboration in Spain (1977-2004)” Presented at theAmerican Political Science Association conference, September 2004 Chicago, Illinois
  • Field, B. N. (2004). “De-thawing Democracy: The Decline of Political Party Collaboration in Spain (1977-2004)” Presented at theUniversity of California, Irvine, June 2004
  • Field, B. N. (2004). “Patterns of Political Party Collaboration in a Pacted Democracy: Spain 1977-2000” Presented at theWestern Political Science Association conference, March 2004 Portland, Oregon
  • Field, B. N. (2003). “Pacting, Internal Party Rules and Elite Continuity: The Spanish and Argentine Democracies Compared” Presented at theLatin American Studies Association conference, March 2003 Dallas, TX
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Official Representative for European Consortium for Political Research 2021 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for GLS 102 Comparative Politics 2021 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Department Social Media Committee 2020 - Present
  • Official Representative, European Consortium for Political Research for European Consortium for Political Research 2010 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Department Curriculum Committee 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Faculty Awards Committee 2017 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Tenure & Promotion Committee 2017 - 2019
  • Coordinator for Global Studies Major for Global Studies Major Coordinator 2016 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Departmental Tenure & Promotion Committee 2016 - 2016
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Sabbatical Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Cronin Award (Academic Advising) Advisory Council 2018 - Present
  • Department Chair for Global Studies Department, Chair 2016 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Core Curriculum, Arts & Sciences Working Group 2020 - 2020
  • Guest Speaker for Panel, Don’t Just Publish, Publicize! Strategies for Maximizing Research Impact. The Bentley Research Council 2020 - 2020
  • Committee Member for University Title IX Committee 2018 - 2019
  • Participant for Valente Seminar on Intersectionality 2018 - 2019
  • Co-chair (Grants) for Faculty Affairs 2015 - 2016
  • Committee Member for Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee 2013 - 2015
  • Department Chair for Global Studies Interim Dept Chair 2012 - 2012
  • Committee Member for Advisory Council, Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences 2007 - 2012
  • Advisor, Liberal Studies Major, Global Perspectives 2006 - 2012
  • Committee Member for Faculty Affairs 2011 - 2012
  • Committee Member for Bentley International Film Series 2006 - 2011
  • Committee Member for University Curriculum Committee 2008 - 2011
  • Committee Member for Institutional Review Board 2007 - 2010
  • Professional Service


  • Editorial Review Board Member for Revista Española de Ciencia Política 2021 - Present
  • Committee Member for Iberian Politics Related Group of the American Political Science Association 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Steering Committee of the Standing Group in Southern European Politics, European Consortium for Political Research 2019 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for International Journal of Iberian Studies 2015 - 2020
  • Conference/Workshop Track Chair for 'Continuity and Change in Southern European Politics' section of the 2020 European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) conference 2019 - 2020
  • Panel Discussant & Chair for Minority Governments Revisited panel for 2020 European Consortium for Political Research Virtual General Conference - 2020
  • Panel Discussant & Chair for Parties, Protests and the Economy in Spain and Portugal panel for 2019 American Political Science Association (APSA) conference - 2019
  • Panel Chair and Organizer for Women, Gender and Cabinet Ministers in Comparative Perspective panel for 2019 American Political Science Association conference - 2019
  • Panel Chair for Women, Gender and Executive Politics panel for 2019 European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) - 2019
  • Session Leader, Interview Data for CES European Integration and Global Political Economy Network’s Graduate Student Workshop, “Tackling uncertainty: Methodological diversity in explaining Europe 2019 - 2019
  • Committee Member for Fulbright US Student National Screening Committee (NSC), Institute of International Education (IIE) 2018 - 2018
  • Roundtable Chair: European Integration and Disintegration for American Political Science Association - 2018
  • Panel Discussant: Regional Challenges to Nations and Governments for American Political Science Association - 2018
  • Committee Member for Fulbright US Student National Screening Committee (NSC), Institute of International Education (IIE) 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Fulbright US Student National Screening Committee (NSC), Institute of International Education (IIE) 2016 - 2016
  • Conference/Workshop Track Chair for (Co-Chair) Legislatures Section, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 2015 General Conference 2014 - 2015
  • Other for Country Expert, Varieties of Democracy (v-dem) Project 2015 - 2015
  • Committee Member for Postdoctoral Training Award Evaluation, Social Sciences, National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP), Secretariat of State of Research, Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain 2014 - 2014