Luis Schiumerini is an assistant professor of political science at Notre Dame, where he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Political Science and a 2017-2018 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow. His research focuses on the political economy of citizenship in the developing world. He combines fieldwork with tools of causal inference to investigate the conditions under which citizens can effectively engage in electoral accountability, participate in mass protests, and form preferences for redistribution.
Schiumerini was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. He is a board member of the Argentine Panel Election Study 2015 and a research associate of the Center for the Politics of Development at University of California, Berkeley. He previously worked as an electoral and institutional reform analyst in the Office of Electoral Affairs for Buenos Aires and as a consultant for the Center for the Implementation for Equity and Growth Policies in Argentina.
Schiumerini is completing a book manuscript entitled Blessing and Curse: Incumbency and Democratic Accountability in Latin America that explores why incumbent politicians enjoy an electoral advantage in some political settings but a disadvantage in others. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Perspective on Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the British Journal of Political Science, and University of Michigan Press.
He earned a PhD from Yale University and a BA from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina.
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
Blessing and Curse: Incumbency and Democratic Accountability in Latin America
Academic Year 2017-2018 : Blessing and Curse: Incumbency and Democratic Accountability in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Matthew Singer Awarded 2019 Seligson Prize
May 29, 2019
Former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Matthew Singer has been award the 2019 Seligson Prize for his article “Delegating Away Democracy: How Good Representation and Policy Success Can Undermine Democratic Legitimacy,” which was published last in year in the journal Comparative Political Studies.
‘Being True to Our Roots’: The Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Latin Americanists
Dec 12, 2018
Six Latin American specialists have joined the Kellogg Institute’s faculty, deepening its historic expertise on the region. A seventh will return to the Institute next fall.