I am Assistant Professor of Political Science and Trice Faculty Scholar at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton
in 2011. My dissertation received the Gabriel A. Almond Award and the Juan Linz Prize.
My research interests include comparative political behavior, Latin American politics,
political parties and partisanship, and class and inequality. I am broadly interested in
how structural contexts condition voter preferences and behavior. My
current book project explores how the dilution of party brands eroded partisan attachments
in Latin America and facilitated
the collapse of established parties. Other ongoing projects examine the nature of partisanship in Latin America
and elsewhere, the effects of inequality on preferences for redistribution, and the role of class in
legislative policy-making. My previous
research has appeared or is forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science, American
Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies,
Electoral Studies, Latin American Research Review, and World Politics.
Email: lupu at wisc dot edu