Monika Nalepa is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She was born in Warsaw, Poland and received her PhD at Columbia University's Political Science Department. She has taught at Rice University, and held a post-doc at the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies. She recently published "Captured Commitments: An Analytic Narrative of Transitions with Transitional Justice," in World Politics and Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe with Cambridge University Press. She has also published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and the Taiwan Journal of Democracy. At CSDP she will be using disaggregated voting records to study the transition from a consensus-based to a majoritarian-dominated parliament, using the example of the Polish Sejm.