I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt
University and Associate Director of the Latin American Public
Opinion Project. My research interests include comparative political behavior, representation, Latin American politics,
political parties and partisanship, and class and inequality.
My research examines how contexts condition mass attitudes and behavior, and how these and other factors shape democratic
representation. I focus especially on features of politics in developing country contexts that are less prevalent in the
advanced democracies on which most behavioral theories are based. My book, Party Brands in Crisis,
explores how the dilution of party brands eroded partisan attachments in Latin America and facilitated
the collapse of established parties. My current research examine the effects of inequality, violence, and corruption on
political attitudes and vote choice, and inequalities in democratic representation around the world.
My research has appeared in American Journal of Political Science, American
Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and World Politics,
Email: noam dot lupu at vanderbilt dot edu