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Associate Professor of the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Universidad del Pacífico and Researcher at CIUP. She is a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science (Government) from the University of Texas in Austin (United States), and a Bachelor of Social Sciences with a major in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She is the author of the book Buying Audiences. Clientelism and Electoral Campaigns When Parties are Weak (Cambridge University Press, 2019). She has various publications in magazines such as Comparative Politics, Revista de Ciencia Política, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Politics in Latin America. Between January and March 2019, she was a Member of the Consultative Commission called "High Level Commission for Political Reform", oriented to propose the norms oriented for the implementation of the political reform in Peru. She is a member of Grupo Sofía, Network of women researchers in the social sciences in Peru, and of the Network of Political Scientists #NoSinMujeres.


Doctor of Philosophy in Goverment, University of Texas at Austin

18 May 2013

Master of Arts in Goverment, University of Texas at Austin

23 May 2009

Bachiller en Ciencias Sociales con mención en Sociología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

30 Oct 2001

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Researching Topics

  • Subnational politics and decentralization
  • Campaigns and electoral mobilization
  • Patronage
  • Distributive strategies and political mediation
  • Democracy and parties
  • Corruption

Teaching Topics

  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Corruption, society and politics
  • Academic research


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