Daniela Osorio Michel

Research Fellow

Daniela Osorio Michel

  • Short CV

    I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the research project Democratic Institutions in the Global South (DEMINGS). I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Prior to Vanderbilt, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón. 

    My research focuses on questions of identity, public opinion, representation, and democracy. Using quantitative, qualitative, and experimental methodologies, I study the barriers women politicians face to achieving office. By applying a comparative perspective, I question the generalizability of conventional theories regarding women and politics.


    Current Research

    • Gender stereotypes and perceptions of political leadership
    • Determinants of women's representation
    • Gender political violence
    • Support for cash-transfer public policy
    • Identity politics and democracy

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America
    • South America
    • Andean region
    • Bolivia

    Colombia Internacional | 11/2022

    ¿Legitimidades Fragmentadas?: Apoyo a la Democracia en la Región Andina

    Using recent data from two of the main sources of comparative public opinion available for Latin America, the AmericasBarometer and the World Values Survey, this work focuses on indicators of citizen support for democracy in 4 countries of the Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), investigating the effect that government approval has on democracy’s evaluation.

    Monograph | Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia | 2014

    La Unión es la Fuerza: Nación, Diversidad e Identidad en el Marco del Estado Plurinacional


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