Department of Comparative Politics

Andrea Castagnola new post-doc at Department of Comparative Politics

Judicial politics, democracy, political institutions in Latin America are Argentinian Andrea Castagnola’s research interests.

Andrea Castagnola
Hilmar L. Mjelde

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Castagnola began her three-year post-doc project at the Department of Comparative Politics this summer. She comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and received her education in political science in Argentina and the US, with a MA from Georgetown University and University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD from University of Pittsburgh.


She does research on judicial politics, democracy and political institutions in Latin America, and her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, British Journal of Political Science and Política y Gobierno. She currently works on two book manuscripts: 1) judicial independence in Latin America; and 2) political manipulation of the Supreme Court in Argentina. She also has an ongoing project about the judicial behavior of the Mexican Supreme Court. She has done field work in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina.


Castagnola has previous teaching experience from Flacso-Mexico (Mexico City) and Hertie School of Governance (Berlin). She will teach quantitative methods at the Department of Comparative Politics, starting this fall.