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Department of Political Science

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340 Commons Center

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Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University

M.A., Politics, Princeton University


Comparative Politics

Research Networks

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)


Representation; Latin American Politics; Political Behavior; Political Parties

Curriculum Vitae

Noam Lupu

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)

Noam Lupu is Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and Associate Director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project. His research interests include comparative political behavior, representation, Latin American politics, political parties and partisanship, and class and inequality. His research examines how contexts condition mass attitudes and behavior, and how these and other factors shape democratic representation. He focuses especially on features of politics in developing country contexts that are less prevalent in the advanced democracies on which most behavioral theories are based. His book, Party Brands in Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2016), explores how the dilution of party brands eroded partisan attachments in Latin America and facilitated the collapse of established parties. His current research examines the effects of inequality, violence, and corruption on political attitudes and vote choice, and inequalities in democratic representation around the world. His research has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and World Politics, among others.  Before joining Vanderbilt’s Department of Political Science, he was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.



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