Ana Espírito-Santo

Assistant Professor at the ISCTE-IUL

My current position, projects and main research interests

I am an assistant professor at the Iscte-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) and a researcher at the Centre for Sociological Studies and Research, Lisbon University Institute (CIES-IUL). I earned my PhD from the European University Institute (EUI, Florence) in 2011 with a thesis on symbolic representation from a gender and comparative perspective.

Currently, my research interests are gender and politics, comparative politics, political representation, electoral systems and methodology and data analysis.

I have been part of various national and international research projects focusing on these and other topics, such as the Portuguese Election Study, QUING European Project, and the “Collaborative Research: Electoral Systems and Party Personnel: The Consequences of Reform and Non-Reform”

I am currently a member of two projects: “Representativeness of the Social Partners and Impact of Economic Governance – REP” and “How Members of Parliament in Africa Represent their Constituencies – HOME”.

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