LAP Research Group

The Latin American Politics (LAP) research group is an informal venue for graduate students working on issues related to Latin American politics to give each other feedback on work in progress and exchange ideas for future research projects. The group meets approximately once a month to discuss a paper (by either a group participant or outside scholar) or to listen to and comment on a practice presentation. Interested students at any stage of their graduate studies are welcome to participate.

Organizer: Taylor Boas

Date Speaker Topic
Mar 24, 2011
Julian Arevalo Political Elites, Religion and Welfare States in Latin America
Apr 5, 2011
Guillermo Cejudo Constraining the Executive: Latin America’s Road to Good Government
Oct 19, 2011
Francisco Pino Is There Gender Bias Among Voters? Evidence from the Chilean Congressional Elections
Nov 9, 2011
Alejandro Avenburg Strong Presidents and Citizen Participation in Protests: The Two Dimensions of Accountability in Latin America
Mar 26, 2012
Daniela Peixoto Ramos Gender and Political Participation in Latin America
Nov 5, 2012
Lilian Jaimes Arellano Shaping the Path of the New Left in Latin America
Apr 18, 2013
Alejandro Avenburg Corruption and Electoral Accountability in Brazil
Nov. 14, 2013
Oya Yegen Chile’s Presidential Election and the Debate on a New Constitution
December 5, 2013
Tyler Boone An Observational Analysis of Vote Buying in Salvadoran Presidential Elections
Feb 26, 2014
Laura Blume Accounting for Latin American Homicide Rates in State Fragility Metrics
Nov 12, 2014
Rômulo Leitão Political Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Brazil
Nov 19, 2014
Tyler Boone Vote Buying and Political Clientelism in El Salvador

The time, date, and location of each meeting are arranged in advance based on the schedules of participants. If you are interested in joining the group or the mailing list, please contact the faculty organizer.