My research investigates the institutional sources of increasing protest demands, and the context under which some demands are more likely to materialize in protest than others. Specifically, I examine how citizens engage and make demands on their governments in the context of weak institutional accountability. Beyond the study of protest, I am also interested in and have an active research agenda on, attitudes towards democracy, political participation in autocracies, elections in Latin America, indigenous attitudes in Bolivia, and the informal sector across Latin American countries.
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My interests are in coastal disasters and mitigation, with an emphasis on methods to evaluate the risks of tropical cyclones and storm surge. I am currently working on developing an integrated social and physical vulnerability index for a better risk assessment and more targeted approach for planning and preparing a coastal community prior to a hurricane.
Mara Torres Pinedo is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London. Her research focuses on how different individual attributes such as gender, migration status, and further socio-economic and risk perception characteristics, drive people’s institutional network connectivity to prepare, cope, and recover from disasters. Before starting her Ph.D., Mara achieved an MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience at UCL and a BA in International Relations. Before coming to the
UK to pursue her postgraduate studies, Mara worked as a Development practitioner for over 9 years in her natal Mexico, as well as in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras and the US.
PhD candidate China Academic Discipline: Political Science Interests Keywords: human rights, human security, NGO About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Asia and Oceania, Western Hemisphere Components of the GCRF I am interested in: [...]
Associate Researcher Colombia Academic Discipline: Political Science, Sociology Interests Keywords: ideology, political representation, public opinion About me: Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Justice and Strong Institutions, Peace, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions I am interested in the following geographical area(s): Western Hemisphere Andean States Components of the GCRF I am interested in: Human Rights, Good [...]
My main scientific interest revolves around questions that integrate behavioral science insights for the prevention and reduction of risks, and the achievement of sustainable adaptive behaviors.
I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. I hold a PhD in Political Economy from King’s College London and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva.
My research focuses on understanding how developing countries solve problems of collective action and political violence. I am particularly interested in public services provision, vertical and horizontal accountability, state violence, and private governance. Empirically, I have a regional focus on Latin America and leverage an array of methods and data, such as experiments and quasi-experiments, machine learning algorithms, online surveys, and administrative records. My research has been sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and Google.
I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Public Policy Program at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My core interest is in climate change and digital literacy that empowers nonprofit organizations to use digital environments, social networking sites (SNSs) in particular, to support climate change action. My research agenda explores the relationship between the policy process, communication theory, movement building, and theory of change with a particular focus on the environment, nonprofit advocacy, energy, and technology. I hold a Master’s of Public Policy (2017) from American University in Washington, D.C., and a B.A. in International Relations (2012) from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. While at American, I was awarded the William K. Reilly Fellowship for my contributions to environmental governance and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the Public Administration Honor Society, for my scholastic achievements. At Mount Holyoke, I was awarded the Elaine Conde Scholarship (2010), served as the co-chair of the International Student Organizing Committee (ISOC), and was a member of the student advisory board for the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
Currently courses PhD in Urban and Regional Studies (PPEUR/UFRN, 2020-). M.A. in Demographics (2019) at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGDEM/UFRN). Bachelors in Social Sciences (2016) at UFRN and is coursing Bachelors in Statistics (2020-now) at the same university. I participated in the Scientific Committee of the III National Graduate Meeting in Demography and Related Areas (III PósDem) in 2018, linked to the XXI National Meeting of Population Studies of the Brazilian Association of Population Studies (ABEP) in Poços de Caldas / MG (2018). Researches in the areas of Educational Policies, Demography of Education, Sociology of Education, Political Science, Policy Science and Quantitative Sociology.
PhD student in Demography (PPGDEM / UFRN), Master in Demography at PPGDEM / UFRN, graduated in Social Sciences at UFRN. Its performance themes involve fertility dynamics, reproductive preferences, sexual and reproductive health, gender relations, female empowerment and sociodemographic analyzes. He is interested in the areas of Fertility, Family Demography, Demographic Dynamics, Education Demography, Quantitative Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociology and Political Science.