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Tulane University

Hector Bahamonde


Hector Bahamonde joined the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the summer of 2017. After receiving his BA in Political Science from Catholic University of Chile in 2009, he moved to New Jersey in 2012 to begin his doctoral studies. He received his PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University (New Brunswick) in the spring of 2017.

Hector studies the political economy of Latin America. Particularly, his research explores the economic and political origins of state capacities as well as the political economy of institutional development and the role of inequality on democratic development. Methodologically, he uses historical analyses, quantitative methods and experimental designs.

More information about his research, contact information and teaching experience, can be found in his website:

Contact Info


  • PhD., Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Political Science, 2012-2017
  • B.A., Catholic University of Chile, Political Science, 2005-2009

Academic Experience

  • Graduate Instructor, Math and Computing Camp for Political Scientists, Winter 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Quantitative Methods, Fall 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, American Government, Fall 2014- Fall 2016


  • Spanish
  • English

Selected Publications

  • 2011. “El Secreto de mi E?xito: Parte II. Los Caminos a Valparai?so en 2009.” Revista de Ciencia Poli?tica. 31(2): 285-310.
  • 2010. “¿Estable Pero Sin Raíces? Los Partidos Políticos Chilenos en la Opinión Pública, in Cultura Política de la Democracia en Chile, Ch. IX, LAPOP Country Report.







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Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.