Areas of Research/Interest
Electoral systems, democratization and democratic institutions.
Navia, Patricio, Alfredo Jognant and Francisco Javier Díaz. Diccionario de la Política Chilena. Momios, Upelientos y Operadores. Editorial Sudamericana, 2011.
“Living in Actually Existing Democracies: Democracy to the Extent Possible in Chile.” Latin American Research Review, 45 (Special Issue), pp. 298-328, 2010.
“Small Earthquake in Chile: Not Many Dead.” Latin American Studies Association Forum, (Summer) Volume LXI, Issue 3, pp. 6-8, 2010.
"Which Way Latin America?" (Book review), Americas Quarterly, Summer 2010.
“The Political Economy of Productivity: The Case of Chile” (with Cristobal Aninat, José Miguel Benavente, Ignacio Briones, Nicolás Eyzaguirre and Jocelyn Olivarí) IDB Working Paper Series No. IDB-WP-105, April 2010.
I am a Master Teacher in Liberal Studies and Assistant Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. I am also a professor of political science at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, director of the Magíster en Opinión Pública and founding director of the Observatorio Electoral, where I have been the head researcher in two Fondecyt projects at Universidad Diego Portales. Before I obtained my Ph.D. (May 2003), I was a graduate student in the Department of Politics at New York University. Previously (April 1995-August 1997), I was Assistant Director of Student Development Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1992, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. In 1994, I obtained a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Chicago. As most U. of C. Alumni, I am a member of the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.