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Pedro Floriano Ribeiro (PhD, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos) will spend spring 2018 at the Kellogg Institute as the Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development. Ribeiro is associate professor and director of the Graduate Studies Program in Political Science at Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil. His scholarly interests include political parties, political behavior, and comparative political institutions.

Ribeiro’s Kellogg project addresses a global trend, the decline of traditional modes of political participation, by investigating variations in party membership levels across Brazilian municipalities and beyond, employing aggregate data and party recruitment and contextual variables rather than the usual survey data. He anticipates his findings may have implications for decreasing the “political participation gap” for citizens in low-development regions.

Ribeiro is the author of Dos sindicatos ao governo: a organização nacional do PT de 1980 a 2005 (FAPESP, 2010). Nominated for the Jabuti Prize, it is based on his award-winning doctoral dissertation on the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT). “An Amphibian Party? Organisational Change and Adaptation in the Brazilian Workers’ Party,” Journal of Latin American Studies 46, 1 (2014) won the Olavo Brasil de Lima Jr. Award from the Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP).

The 2015–16 Celso Furtado Visiting Professor in Brazilian Studies at the University of Cambridge, St John’s College, Ribeiro is the associate editor of the ABCP’s Brazilian Political Science Review. He writes, on an occasional basis, for the newspapers El País and Valor Econômico.

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