Natán Skigin is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He is currently a research affiliate of Kellogg's Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJLab).
Skigin's main areas of research focus on conflict and violence, political regimes, and local governance, with a regional focus on Latin America. His methodological interests center on causal inference, experimental designs, machine learning, and network analysis. His primary work broadly explores the causes and consequences of local orders in violent contexts: how criminal governance emerges and varies across regions, its political and economic consequences, and the conditions under which democratic institutions prevent or promote criminal violence during electoral cycles.
In a second line of research, he examines the causes and effects of political institutions. These projects investigate the conditions under which parties hold primaries in developing countries, why authoritarian elites allow for multiple parties, and how legislative networks increase lawmakers’ success in Latin American multiparty congresses. P
He received an MA in political science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a BA in political science from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). His research has been published in Legislative Studies Quarterly (LSQ) and has been supported by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, UBA, and the Argentina’s national science foundation (CONICET).
Solidarity amid Despair: The Journeys of Migrants in Mexico
Apr 13, 2022
Our recent fieldwork research in Mexico, funded with a Kellogg Institute’s Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity grant, revealed some of the reasons why migrants decide to leave their countries as well as risks they face both during their journeys and in Mexico.
Skigin, Turner, Shiraef Awarded APSA Grants
Sep 9, 2021
Three Kellogg doctoral student affiliates have been awarded competitive American Political Science Association (APSA) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, which are given to fewer than two dozen students nationwide each year.