Nicolás de la Cerda
CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Nicolás de la Cerda has a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He holds a M.A. in Sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an M.A. in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

His research focuses on political psychology, public opinion, and political parties from a comparative perspective. He is particularly interested in how political identities influence political attitudes and behavior. His research has been published in Party Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, and the Latin American Research Review.

In collaboration with Jonathan Hartlyn and Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo, he co-coordinates the Chapel Hill Expert Survey – Latin America. The first wave, conducted in 2020, asked 160 experts to place 112 political parties and 13 presidents on an extensive set of issues and dimensions. The second wave will be conducted in the summer of 2024.  

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