CE Lecture: Beatriz Magaloni
Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Beatriz Magaloni is a Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies at Stanford University. Her current work focuses on state repression, police, human rights, and violence. In 2010 she founded the Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab (POVGOV) within FSI's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Professor Magaloni's first book, Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2006), won the Best Book Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association and the 2007 Leon Epstein Award for the Best Book published in the previous two years in the area of political parties and organizations. Her second book, The Political Logic of Poverty Relief (Cambridge University Press, 2016), co-authored with Alberto Diaz Cayeros and Federico Estévez, studies the politics of poverty relief. Why clientelism is such a prevalent form of electoral exchange, how it distorts policies aimed at aiding the poor, and when it can be superseded by more democratic and accountable forms of electoral exchange are some of the central questions that the book addresses.
Her work has appeared in top-rated journals, such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies.