I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Political Science of the University of Notre Dame, and a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. During 2015-2017, I was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. I am also board member of the Argentine Panel Election Study 2015 and 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 – such as natural and survey experiments – 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 at Perspectives on Politics, and is forthcoming at the Journal of Conflict Resolution and at the British Journal of Political Science.  

My book project explores why incumbency provides politicians with an electoral advantage in some developing countries, but places them at an electoral disadvantage in others. 

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