Since 2007 I am the Regional Director for Latin America at the Center for Research on Direct Democracy (C2D), Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA), research associate at the e-Democracy Center, both at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Since 2011 I am also Academic Program Manager of the doctoral program “The Dynamics of Transcultural Governance and Management in Latin America”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and jointly developed by the University of St.Gallen (Centro Latinoamericano Suizo), University of Bern, University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute.
I earned my PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and have been researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Catalonia Open University (2004-2006), Pompeu Fabra University (2001-2003) and the University of Buenos Aires (1997-1999). I hold a degree in Political Science (1998) and in Social Communication Science (1997) from the UBA (Argentina).
My main topics of research include introduction and practices of mechanisms of direct and participatory democracy, digital media and Information and Communication Technologies for political engagement and democratic performance’s improvement, process of democratisation and democratic consolidation. While my work is mainly focused on the field of democracy in Latin America, I take profit of opportunities of joining wider projects in order to increase my conceptual and empirical background on democratization.
Institutional Contact details:
Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA)
CLS-HSG. Universidad de St Gallen.
CH- 9010 St Gallen.