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MART TRASBERG

(revised 8/1/2022)

mart.trasberg@tec.mx

www.marttrasberg.com

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Tecnológico de Monterrey, School of Social Science and Government (Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Gobierno), Assistant Professor, 2022-...

Wake Forest University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics, 2021-...



EDUCATION


Tulane University, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2021


Dissertation: “Informal Institutions, Protest and Public Goods Provision Mexico” Committee: Eduardo Silva (chair), Nora Lustig, Virginia Oliveros, Martin Dimitrov, Patrick Egan.

Fields: Comparative Politics, International Relations

University of Salamanca, Spain, M.A. in Latin American Studies, 2012

University of Tartu, Estonia, B.A. in History and Political Science, 2009


ADDITIONAL TRAINING


University of Michigan, ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, 2016



PUBLICATIONS


Peer-Reviewed Articles


“Inclusive Institutions, Unequal Outcomes: Democracy, State Infrastructural Power and Inequality 1970-2015,” (with Hector Bahamonde), European Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming)

”Informal Customary Institutions, Collective Action and Sub-Municipal Public Goods Provision in Mexico.” Latin American Politics and Society (forthcoming)

“Inequality, Poverty and Social Protection in the Times of Covid-19 in Latin America: Comparing Brazil and Mexico” (with Nora Lustig) (2021), Current History 120 (823): 57–63.

“La protección social durante la pandemia: los casos de Argentina, Brasil, Colombia y México” (with Merike Blofield and Nora Lustig) (2021), Pensamiento Iberoamericano 10: 108-122.


REVISE AND RESUBMIT

Informal Institutions and Rural Collective Action in Mexico“


WORK-IN-PROGRESS

“Violent Crime and Distributive Politics: evidence from a natural experiment in Mexican municipalities 2015-2018”

“The Political Effects of Gasoline Theft in Mexico” (with Jose Pablo Olvera)

“Civil War and Income Inequality in the Developing World” (with Andres Sandoval)



POLICY REPORTS


„Social Protection During the Pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico“ (with Merike Blofield and Nora Lustig). Center for Global Development Policy Brief


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Political Science Department Summer Research Award, Tulane University: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Tinker Foundation Grant for Summer Research in the Dominican Republic, 2014

Graduate Fellowship –Tulane University (2014-2020)

Manuel Sanchez Fellowship for Field Research, Office for International Cooperation, University of Salamanca (Spain), 2012

Archimedes Kristjan Jaak Fellowship (Estonia) for M.A. studies abroad (2010-2011)


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

American Political Science Association (APSA): 2017 (San Francisco), 2019 (Washington D.C.), 2020 (online presentation)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA): 2020 (online presentation)

Southeast Latin American Behavior (SeLAB): 2019 (Oxford, Mississippi)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA): 2017 (Chicago)

Southern Political Science Association (SPSA): San Juan (2016), New Orleans (2017)

Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS): 2014 (New Orleans)

I International Congress of Development Studies: 2012 (Santander, Spain)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Instructor

International Political Economy, Wake Forest University (Fall 2021)

Political Violence and Development, Wake Forest University (Fall 2021)

Latin American Politics, Wake Forest University (Fall 2021)

Introduction to Latin American Studies, Tulane University (Spring 2014)

Introduction to Comparative Politics, Tulane University (Fall 2019)


Teaching Assistant

Introduction to International Relations, Prof. Geoff Dancy, Tulane University (Fall 2018)

Introduction to International Development, Prof. Dauphine Sloan, Tulane University (Fall 2018)

Scope and Methods of Political Science, Tulane University, Prof. Mirya Holman (Fall 2016), Prof. Virginia Oliveros (Fall 2017)

Introduction to Comparative Politics, Tulane University, Prof. Mark Vail (Spring 2017)


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Associate, Commitment to Equity Institute, Tulane University, August 2020-...

Research Assistant, Office of Study Abroad, Tulane University, July 2020-January 2021

Dissertation Field Research in Mexico (January-August 2018, February-July 2019)

Pre-dissertation fieldwork in the Dominican Republic, June-July 2014

M.A. Thesis fieldwork in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, January-February 2012


SERVICE

Political Science Department’s Representative, Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA), Tulane University, 2016-2018

Member of International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), Office of International Students, Tulane University, 2015


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Desk Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Department of Transatlantic Cooperation. 2012-2014

Assistant teacher, H. Masing High School, Tartu, Estonia, 2011

Volunteer work in urban communities, NGO Arca das Criancas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010


LANGUAGES:

Estonian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (professional), French (beginner), Russian (beginner)


SOFTWARE

Stata, R, LaTeX, QGIS, ArcGIS




REFERENCES


Eduardo Silva

Friezo Foundation Chair in Political Science, Professor

Department of Political Science, Tulane University

304 Norman Mayer

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

504-862-8312

gesilva@tulane.edu

Nora Lustig

Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics

Department of Economics, Tulane University

204 Tilton Hall

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

+1 504-862-8347

nlustig@tulane.edu


Martin K. Dimitrov

Professor

Department of Political Science, Tulane University

315 Norman Mayer, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

504-862-8301

mdimitro@tulane.edu

Virginia Oliveros

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science, Tulane University

311 Norman Mayer, New Orleans, Louisiana

(504) 862-8306

volivero@tulane.edu