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 democracy, violence, and citizenship, analyzing strategies to increase solidarity with vulnerable groups such as immigrants and victims of human rights abuses. His core interest centers around the political psychology of conflict and intergroup relations in Latin America, and he uses field and survey experiments along with in-depth interviews and focus groups to examine how narratives, emotions, and social norms shape altruism, stigma, discrimination, and punitive attitudes in violent societies.
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 Party Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Research and Politics. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Political Science Association (APSA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), US Institute of Peace, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Kellogg Institute, among others.