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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) and co-author of Prosecutors, Voters, and the Criminalisation of Corruption in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2023). She has various publications in journals such as Comparative Politics, Governance, Revista de Ciencia Política, Journal of Democracy. 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 political reform in Peru. She is a member of the Network of Political Scientists #NoSinMujeres.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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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  • Carlos Monge IV

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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