Enilda Veronica Beatriz Hurtado Lozada

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To Yale
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University of British Columbia
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Effect of Elite’s Discursive Power and Social Organizations’ Fragmentation on Populist Mobilization in Peru

Verónica Hurtado is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Her research areas are political economy of development and political behavior for Latin America, focusing on subnational variation and resource-dependent states. Using a mixed-method approach that combines comparative historical analysis, network analysis, and survey experiments, her dissertation analyzes the origin and evolution of populist mobilization in two Andean countries: Peru and Bolivia. Her research also incorporates a social psychology framework to study the individual-level drivers of populist demand and the challenges local populist mobilization face to reach national success. Her research has been generously supported by the Liu Scholar Fellowship, the UBC Dissertation Award, and the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network at the University of California Berkeley. She was a Visiting Associate at the Weisser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan for the 2019-2020 academic year. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from UBC and a B.A. in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Verónica is an Associate Researcher at the Mining and Sustainability Research Center at the Universidad del Pacífico in Peru. For more information, see: https://vhurtadol.github.io