Benjamin Garcia Holgado
Fields of Study: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Areas of Interest: political regimes, populism, Latin American politics, case study methodology
I am a fourth year PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow. I am also honored to be the recipient of a Notre Dame Presidential Fellowship. I hold a BA in Political Science (Universidad de San Andrés) and an MA in Political Science (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella). Before coming to Notre Dame, I gained research experience as well as financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentina (2012-2017). I was also teaching assistant in several subjects at different universities in Buenos Aires (2011-2017). My dissertation project focuses on explaining why some populist leaders have been more successful than others in producing democratic erosion in Latin America.