Virginia Oliveros
Assistant Professor - Political Science


Virginia Oliveros is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Her research interests include political behavior, clientelism, corruption, and patronage politics, with a regional focus on Latin America. Her book, Patronage at Work: Public Jobs and Political Services in Argentina (Cambridge University Press, 2021), focuses on the political use of public employment and received the Donna Lee Van Cott Award from the Political Institutions Section of LASA and the Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize (IPSA). A 2019 edited volume, Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies (with Noam Lupu and Luis Schiumerini, University of Michigan Press), examines the determinants of vote choice in developing countries. In May 2013, she received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Her research has appeared in American Journal of Political ScienceComparative Political StudiesComparative PoliticsEconomics and PoliticsInternational Journal of Public Opinion ResearchLatin American Research ReviewPolitical Analysis, and Studies in Comparative International Development.

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