Education

  • PhD en Political Science, Humboldt-University of Berlin (2008)
  • Profesional Title in Sociology, Universidad de Chile (2003)

Languages

  • Spanish, mother tongue
  • German, very fluent
  • English, very fluent

Academic positions

  • Since 11/2013, Associate Professor, School of Political Science, Diego Portales University, Chile
  • 10/2013-09/2011, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Sussex, Department of Politics
  • 04/2009-08/2011, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Research Unit on Democracy
  • 01/2010-06/2010, Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Nuffield College
  • 03/2010, Visiting Lecturer, University of Salamanca
  • 03/2009-07/2009, Part-Time Lecturer, Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Social Sciences
  • 10/2008-03/2009, Research Assistant, Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Social Sciences
  • 01/2003-08/2004, Research Assistant, Chilean Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Fellowships and research grants

  • Research project financed by the Millenium Science Initiative (ICM) to undertake an investigation on “Challenges to Representation” (for more details, see www.representacion.cl)
  • Research project financed by the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) to undertake an investigation on “Populism, Constitutionalism and the Politics of Representation: Cross-regional Patterns”
  • British Academy International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) grant to undertake a three-year project on “Populism: A Cross-Regional Perspective” with Paul Taggart (University of Sussex) and Pierre Ostiguy (Catholic University of Chile).
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship (IEF) to realize a two-year research project on “Populism and Democracy” in the Department of Politics, University of Sussex
  • Research grant of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to realize a workshop on “The Right in Contemporary Latin America” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • Post-doctoral fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation to undertake a two-year project on “Populism in Europe and Latin America” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • Research grant of the Volkswagen-Foundation to realize a workshop on “Populism and Democracy in Europe and the Americas” at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • Fellowship from the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) to work on the manuscript of the doctoral thesis and deliver it to a publisher
  • Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to write a Ph.D. at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Scholarship from the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg to spend one year at the University of Heidelberg

Academic presentations (last three years)

  • (09/2014) European Consortium of Political Research conference in Glasgow
  • (07/2014) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Workshop on “Comparative Populism Worldwide”
  • (05/2014) Latin American Studies Association conference in Chicago
  • (04/2014) European Consortium of Political Research Joint Sessions in Salamanca
  • (03/2014) El Colegio de México, conference ¿Cazando un fantasma recurrente: los populismos en América Latina y Europa”
  • (11/2013) European University Institute (Florence), conference “Elections in Europe in Times of Crisis”
  • (09/2013) The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (New York), conference on “Populism and Constitutionalism”
  • (05/2013) Latin American Studies Association conference in Washington DC
  • (12/2012) European Bureau of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Brussels), workshop “Populism within Europe and beyond its borders”
  • (07/2012) International Political Science Association conference in Madrid
  • (05/2012) Latin American Studies Association conference in San Francisco
  • (04/2012) Political Studies Association conference in Belfast
  • (03/2012) University of Kentucky, workshop “Power to the People”
  • (02/2012) Princeton University, workshop “Populism: Conceptual and Normative Aspects”

Professional activities

Member of editorial board of the journal “Government & Opposition“ as well as “Colombia Internacional”

Reviewer for Acta Politica, Ashgate, the British Journal of Politcs and International Relations, Colombia Internacional, Comparative Politics, Contemporary Politics, Current Sociology, Democratization, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, Fondo Nacional de Desarollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDECYT), Government & Opposition, Journal of Political Ideologies, Latin American Politics & Society, Latin American Research Review, Mobilization, Palgrave Macmillan, Party Politics, Perfiles Latinoamericanos, Persona y Sociedad, Sociological Forum, Sussex European Institute Working Papers, Revista de Ciencia Política, The European Political Science Review, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Third World Quarterly, Political Studies, Politics, Swiss National Science Research Foundation (SNSF), West European Politics, World Politics