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Advisory Board

Damary Canache

University of Illinois,  Urbana-Champaign

Damarys Canache is professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on comparative political behavior and public opinion with particular focus on Latin America. Professor Canache has written on the topics of democratic support, corruption, personality and behavior, and on Venezuelan politics and society.


Josh Clinton

Vanderbilt University

Josh Clinton, Ph.D. is the Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He is the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Poll, a Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt, a fellow at the Center for Effective Lawmaking, an Editor-in-Chief of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, a Fellow at the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Electoral Studies at Penn, the Chair of the 2020 AAPOR Task Force on the Performance of Pre-Election Polls, and a Senior Election Analyst for NBC News where he is responsible for making election night projections. He studies issues related to elections, public opinion, and lawmaking using statistical methods.


Javier Corrales

Amherst College

Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1996. Corrales's research focuses on democratization, presidential powers, democratic backsliding, political economy of development, ruling parties, the incumbent's advantage, foreign policies, and sexuality across Latin America and the Caribbean.


Amaney Jamal

Princeton University 

Amaney A. Jamal is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University. She is co-principal investigator of the Arab Barometer Project, winner of the Best Dataset in the Field of Comparative Politics (Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award 2010).


Devra Moehler


Devra C. Moehler is a researcher at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, she was a professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School of Communication, a Professor at Cornell University’s Department of Government, a Democracy Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and a Fellow at the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies. Her research examines the use of, and effects of, different forms of political communication on democracy and good governance.


Carolina Segovia

Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)

Carolina Segovia received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Universidad Diego Portales. Her main areas of research are Chilean and Latin American public opinion, emotions in politics, trust in political institutions and political participation.


Albert Simpser

ITAM (Mexico)

Prof. Alberto Simpser's research studies major issues in the political economy of development including corruption, electoral manipulation, governance, democratic accountability, and social norms. Before joining ITAM in his native Mexico City, he was Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Prof. Simpser holds a Ph.D. in political science and an MA in economics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. in engineering sciences from Harvard College.


David Sulmont

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

David Sulmont is a full professor at the Social Sciences Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), where he teaches courses in political sociology and quantitative analysis. Currently, he is a member of the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Government from the PUCP and a M.A. in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales de Paris.


Cesar Zucco

Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Prof. Zucco is a professor of Politics and Public Policy at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2007 and a MSc. from IUPERJ in 2001. He has served as Assistant Professor at Rutgers, and held visiting appointments at Nuffield College, Princeton, Yale, and IUPERJ (currently IESP). He specializes in Latin American politics and has written on executive-legislative relations, political economy, the politics of public policy, and political behavior. He is the co-author of Partisans, Antipartisans, and Nonpartisans (2018) and The Volatility Curse (forthcoming in 2020), both books published by Cambridge University Press. His papers have appeared in leading journals in Political Science such as the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, British Political Science Review as well as in journals dedicated to Latin American Studies. He helped organize the Brazilian Electoral Panel Studies of 2010 and 2014 and co-coordinates the Brazilian Legislative Surveys project.