My name is Mariana Giusti-Rodríguez and I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University.

My research interests include ethnic politics, comparative political behavior, political representation, and social movements, with a regional focus on Latin America. My current work examines a central question in democratic politics: how do the most salient social fractures in society become translated into stable party systems? I investigate party system reconstruction efforts in Peru and Bolivia to evaluate how social network structures impact the articulation of ethnic cleavages in the political arena. I conducted almost three years of fieldwork in both countries between 2013 and 2016. My research has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Provost, and Cornell University’s Office of the Provost.

In this website, you can find additional details about my research and publications, as well as a link to my C.V. Feel free to email me at mg674@cornell.edu if you have questions about my work.




Last updated: 11/1/2017