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Jayane Maia

Research Fellow

Doctoral Student

Short CV

  • Since 10/2018: Research Fellow / Doctoral Student at the GIGA Institute of Latin America Studies and the GIGA Doctoral Programme, Scholar of DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

  • 11/2016 - 06/2018: Research Assistant - Observatory of the Quality of Democracy (OQD), Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

  • 06/2016: Teacher of the course “Diagnosis of the Brazilian Prison System” at the National School of Penal Services (Escola Nacional de Servicos Penais – ESPEN, Brasilia)

  • 11/2014 - 09/2015: Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA/Brasilia) - Project IPEA/PNPD Nº 121/2014 “Dimensionamento da Força de Trabalho e Interiorização do Ministério Público do Trabalho”

  • 02/2014 - 06/2014 – Consultant at the Secretariat for Human Rights (SDH/PR) in Brazil – Project Nº BRA 11/2003 “Informações em Direitos Humanos: Identificando Potenciais e Construindo Indicadores”

  • 11/2012 - 12/2013: Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA/Brasilia) – Project IPEA/PNPD Nº 111/2012 “Estado e organizações civis no Brasil”

  • 08/2012 - 02/2013: Assistant in the Institutional Relations Office at the National Confederation of Financial Institutions (CNF/Brasilia).

  • 2010 - 2011: Junior consultant at Strategos – Jr. Company of Policy Consulting (UnB)

  • Education: M.A. in Sociology, University of Brasilia (UnB); B.A. in Political Science, University of Brasilia (UnB).

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Current Research

  • Political parties and party systems

  • Elections

  • Local politics

  • Voting behaviour

  • Electoral geography

  • Political trust and democracy


Countries and Regions

  • Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina


Research Programme

  • Accountability and Participation


Projects