Virginia Oliveros lecture

Mon, November 18, 2019 12:30 PM - Mon, November 18, 2019 2:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Dr. Virginia Oliveros is Associate Professor of Political Science and Asssociate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. 

Dr. Oliveros studies the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on Latin America. Her research interests include elections, clientelism, corruption and patronage politics. Her current research focuses on one of the mechanisms that undermines the quality of democratic politics in developing countries - the political use of public employment. 

She received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as at the Program on Democracy at Yale University.