Dario Čepo is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. He teaches introductory courses in sociology and political science. He obtained his PhD in comparative politics in 2010 at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. From 2013 to 2014, he was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City. In 2022 he was a visiting fellow at the University of Salzburg, as a recipient of the Austrian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities scholarship. His major research interests are political institutions, democratic backsliding, values, and the political system of the European Union. He is the author of several scientific articles, two handbooks – Introduction to Political Science (co-authored with Slaven Ravlić) and General Sociology with the Introduction to the Sociology of Law (co-authored), as well as one book, Political Institutions of the European Union.