Local Connections: Electoral Institutions, Social Networks, and Local Politicians in a Developing Democracy
By Amy Erica Smith
Wednesday, January 18th — 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Social Sciences 311
Amy Erica Smith recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
She currently serves as a Research Coordinator for the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) at Vanderbilt University, where she has taken a lead role in overseeing and planning a number of research projects. Her research deals with how citizens in new democracies learn the dispositions and behaviors that promote more stable, accountable, and responsive political systems.