Rodrigo Castro Cornejo

Comparative Politics

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Garza Ph.D. fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. I specialize in comparative political behavior. My research interests include survey research methdology, public opinion and voting behavior. Specifically, I study campaigns and elections in new democracies. My dissertation studies how and when campaigns influence electoral behavior; specifically, I seek to understand why campaigns seem to matter in some party systems but not in others.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, I earned my BA in Political Science at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City in 2007. After that, I worked as a research analyst at the Inter-American Development Bank (2006-2007) and as associate director of electoral studies at BGC Ulises Beltrán y Asocs, leading survey research firm in Mexico (2007-2010).

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