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 has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2018.

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.


Current Research

Blessing and Curse: Incumbency and Democratic Accountability in Latin America