Latin American Centre Seminars: The Failures of Electoral Accountability for Corruption: Brazil and Beyond

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Conveners: Diego Sánchez Ancochea and Leigh Payne

Speaker: Nara Pavão (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)

Dr Nara Pavao is a Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. During the 2015–2016 academic year, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses primarily on the areas of corruption, public opinion, distributive politics, and voting behaviour with special attention to Brazil. Her book manuscript explains how accountability for corruption works and why corrupt politicians survive democratic elections. She received a PhD in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from the University of Notre Dame.