Fernando Bizzarro

Comparative Politics



I am a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. I first came to Notre Dame as a Guest Scholar at the Kellogg after receiving a grant from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil, in the fall of 2012. I am one of the Research Assistants for the Varieties of Democracy Project, an international collaborative project to develop a new generation of democracy indicators.

I earned a BA in social sciences with emphasis in political science (2010) and an MA in political science (2013) at the State University of Campinas (Brazil). Additionally, I was an associate researcher at the Center of Studies in Public Opinion (CESOP-UNICAMP) and coordinated the center’s working group in Brazilian politics.

My research interests include democracy and political institutions, with special emphasis on political parties and party systems. Some of my work on these topics has been published in journals (with Rachel Meneguello) and edited books.

Links to my published work and to some of the research I am working on can be found at https://nd.academia.edu/FernandoBizzarro.

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