I am an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.  Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. I am a board member of the Argentine Panel Election Study 2015 and a research associate of the Center for the Politics of Development at UC Berkeley. 

My research examines the political economy of citizenship in the developing world. I combine fieldwork with tools of causal inference to investigate the conditions under which citizens can effectively engage in electoral accountability, participate in mass protests, and form preferences for redistribution. My research has been published or is forthcoming at Perspectives on Politics, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the British Journal of Political Science, and University of Michigan PressMy book project explores why incumbency provides politicians with an electoral advantage in some developing countries, but places them at an electoral disadvantage in others. 

I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. 

You can access my CV here and contact me at luis.schiumerini@nd.edu