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Dr. Mariana Llanos

Lead Research Fellow

Head of RP 1

Short CV

  • Since 08/2018: Deputy equal opportunity commissioner at the GIGA

  • Since 05/2015: Head of RP 1 "Accountability and Participation"

  • 2014 - 2015: Acting Head of GIGA’s Research Program 1 “Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems”

  • 2009 - 2015: Speaker of the Research Team "The Politics of Courts and Constitutions", at GIGA’s Research Programme 1 "Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems"

  • Since 2006: Researcher, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

  • 2001 - 2004: Project Researcher, Institut für Iberoamerika-Kunde, Hamburg

  • 2000: Visiting researcher, Universität Augsburg

  • 1993 - 1998: D.Phil. thesis in Political Science

  • Education: D.Phil in Politics, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College, U.K.; Postgraduate Programme on Social and Political History, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Licenciatura in Political Science; Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Current Research

  • Political institutions in Latin America

  • Presidentialism

  • Latin American congresses

  • Latin American courts

  • President-Congress relations; president-court relations

Countries and Regions

  • Latin America

  • Argentina

Research Programme

  • Accountability and Participation