Mathias Tromborg

Curriculum Vitae: link 
Website: www.mathiastromborg.com

Mathias Tromborg’s research agenda focuses on linkages between voters and their representatives in parliamentary democracies. His current research examines the conditions under which parliamentary candidates take the issue positions most preferred by their district constituents instead of the party position, and how voters can hold their representatives accountable in complex information environments such as coalition government. He has recently published articles in Electoral Studies, Party Politics and the Journal of European Social Policy. Mathias Tromborg has also taught undergraduate students in both substantive topics and statistical techniques.

Carolina Tchintian

Carolina Tchintian is a PhD candidate specialized in comparative politics and Latin American politics, Carolina's research focuses on electoral systems and the effect of ballot design and voting laws on electoral outcomes. In her dissertation project Carolina studies how differences in ballot design and voting procedures are critical to understanding how people vote and the extent to which certain candidates or parties have a disproportionate advantage or disadvantage. She has a Master’s degree in public policy from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and a B.A. in political science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. Carolina was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011 and her dissertation is currently supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics (forthcoming), Electoral Studies, and Revista de Ciencia Política.

Santiago Alles

Curriculum Vitae: http://santiago-alles.net/cv   
Website: http://santiago-alles.net/

Santiago Alles is a PhD candidate in political science at Rice University. He specializes in the field of comparative politics with an emphasis on Latin American politics. His research focuses on subnational politics, electoral institutions, and electoral reform. His dissertation, Electoral Rule Change in Latin American Democracies examines how political actors shape electoral institutions, with special attention to the changes in state-level electoral rules in Mexico and Argentina. With the support of a Rice University's Social Sciences Research Institute (SSRI) Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, he conducted field work at the Mexican states in 2015. His research has been published in The Journal of Politics, Electoral Studies, América Latina Hoy, and Revista de Ciencia Política. He has teaching experience as a graduate- and undergraduate-level instructor at Rice University (2016), Washington College (2007), and the Catholic University of Argentina (2011-2006). He received his MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and his BA in Political Science from the Catholic University of Argentina.