Adriana Albanus is a PhD Student in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame specializing in Comparative Politics and Methods. She is also a PhD Student in Political Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS - Brazil) with a specialization in Political Culture. Her dissertation at UFRGS explores the relationship between presidential rhetoric and public opinion in Brazil and in the United States. Adriana has been a Research Assistant at the World Values Survey Brazil since 2016. From 2020 to 2021, she was a Research Visitor at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Adriana has a MA in Strategic International Studies and a Post-graduate Certificate in Strategy and Contemporary International Relations from UFRGS, and holds a B.A in International Relations from the Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM – Brazil).