Santiago Anria is an assistant professor of political science and Latin American studies at Dickinson College. For the 2021-22 academic year, he was a Cisneros Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. From 2015-2017 he was a CIPR post-doctoral fellow.
His research focuses on social movements and parties in Latin America and has appeared in journals including Politics & Society, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Democracy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Latin American Politics and Society. In addition, his work has been featured in academic blogs such as The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Foreign Affairs, The Conversation, and American University’s AULAblog.
His first book, “When Movements Become Parties” (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series, 2018), examines the origins, evolution, and organizational models of parties formed by social movements. His second book project (with Ken Roberts) provides a new perspective on the causes and consequences of political polarization in Latin America. His other on-going research project (with Candelaria Garay and Jessica Rich) focuses on how social movements shape policy trajectories.