Meet Mariana Alvarado, 2021 Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics Recipient

Mariana Alvarado

Project Title: Building Indigenous Citizens: The Effects of Prior Consultations in Peru

Mariana Alvarado is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at New York University and Visiting Researcher at the University of Geneva, where she is affiliated with the Unequal Democracies research project. Her research studies how different forms of inequality affect citizens’ expectations and behaviors towards the state. With a regional focus on Latin America, she explores questions ranging from tax fairness to institutional design in weak democracies to the effects of recognizing indigenous citizens using both survey and natural experiments.

About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics Recipients

The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants provide support for the advancement of scholars from historically racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and for research that examines political science phenomena affecting historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups and communities. In December 2021, APSA also awarded eight projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics for a combined amount of $20,000. Read about the funded projects.

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