- International relations
Cristina Ramirez is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy, specialising in Political Science and International Relations. She holds an MSc in Latin American Politics from University College London and a BA in Social Communications. During her master's program, her research primarily focused on the transformation of armed guerrilla groups into political parties. Her dissertation was titled: "The Evolution of Armed Subversive Organizations in Liberal Democracies: A Case Study of Montoneros." Cristina has also worked as a financial and political journalist, covering significant events such as the US elections and Brexit, among others. Currently, she serves as an international political analyst on the daily political show Panama in Directo.
- Democratic Institutions
- Latin America
- Democratic Innovation
Cristina's current research centers on understanding the functioning of democracy and exploring ways to enhance it. Specifically, she investigates the impact of populist rhetoric on electoral institutions through a comparative analysis of the US and Brazil, with a focus on innovative approaches to optimising institutional design.
Dr Rod Dacombe
- 5SSPP201 Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts, and Issues
- 5SSPP254 Conspiracy Theories and Democracy