Jayane Maia

Doctoral Researcher

Jayane Maia

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2018: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies and the GIGA Doctoral Programme, scholarship holder from the Thüringer Graduiertenförderungsverordnung - Universität Erfurt

    • 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).

    • More Information

    Current Research

    • Party systems

    • Sub-National Elections

    • Local Politics

    • Federalism

    • Democracy

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America, particularly Argentina and Brazil


    • Institutionalization of Subnational Party Systems in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis of Argentina and Brazil

    Bulletin of Latin American Research | 08/2023

    Between Renewal and Stability: Party System Change from a Multi-Level Perspective in Brazil (1998–2018)

    The growth of the far right and election results in Brazil are often associated with national or large-scale events. The multi-level features of these developments, namely party competition at the sub-national level, are overlooked in the literature.

    Latin America Advisor/The Dialogue | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 06/11/2020

    Which Are the Most Important Races in Brazil’s Local Vote?


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