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
Research Spotlight Luncheon
Panel Says Latin America Holds Lessons on Democracy, Authoritarianism
Oct 9, 2018
Latin America, with its history of authoritarianism and democratization holds lessons for the rest of the world, according to Kellogg Institute faculty fellows who spoke at a panel discussion earlier this month.
Kellogg Welcomes 2017–18 Visiting Fellows
Aug 28, 2017
Ten visiting fellows have settled into their offices at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where they will conduct research on topics such as democratic accountability, migration, press freedoms, and the engagement of human development with religion in countries across Africa, Europe and Latin America.