Alissandra T. Stoyan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Professor Stoyan received her PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her BA in Political Science and Spanish from Union College. Within the areas of comparative and Latin American politics, her research centers on questions related to democracy, political institutions, public opinion, and executive politics and policymaking. Stoyan is currently completing a book manuscript that examines how Latin American presidents with ambitious reform agendas implement them in a democratic context. More specifically, it analyzes the underlying causes, mechanisms for success, and consequences of one particular method of reform: a Constituent Assembly with supreme power to change the political system. Her published work has appeared in Studies in Comparative International Development, International Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Governance, and the International Political Science Review. She has also conducted extensive fieldwork in Bolivia and Ecuador.