Andréa Freitas, professor of political science at Campinas University, is the coordinator of the political institutions and elections group at CEBRAP (Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning) and a researcher at the University of São Paulo’s Center for Comparative and International Studies (NECI/USP). She focuses her research on Brazilian politics, especially coalitions, the executive-legislative relationship, and political parties. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Politics in Latin America, Dados, and Caderno CRH. She holds a PhD from the University of São Paulo.