Dr. Daniela Osorio Michel

Research Fellow | Research Team Spokesperson

Dr. 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.

    For more information, please visit my personal webpage: https://danielaosoriomichel.wixsite.com/home

    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

    Dr. Daniela Osorio Michel

    Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    T. +49 40 42825-761Daniela.OsorioMichel@giga-hamburg.de

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 6/2023

    Crisis in the Andes: The Rise (and Fall?) of Two Women Leaders

    Women, often seen as political outsiders, bring renewal during crises but face added challenges. Examining Jeanine Añez and Dina Boluarte in Bolivia and Peru respectively reveals these dynamics, shedding light on the potential implications for future female political leaders.

    Millennium: Journal of International Studies | 2023

    Feminism and Decolonizing Decoloniality: Decolonizing the Coloniality of Power in Aymara Cosmology

    This article demonstrates the import of feminist reflexivity for the decolonial project.

    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.

    Research Project | 01/05/2021 - 30/04/2026

    Democratic Institutions in the Global South (DEMINGS)

    This project contributes new knowledge on the functioning of democratic institutions in the Global South, their (in)efficacy to constrain powerful executives, and the effects of particular institutions on both democratic quality and regime stability. The focus is on countries with presidential constitutions, i.e., those with directly elected presidents, an institutional choice that extended worldwide in the last decades.
    Leibniz Competition, 2021-2026

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 21/03/2024

    The 2024 Census, a political and social powder keg for Bolivia


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