I am Assistant Professor of Political Science and Trice Faculty Scholar at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. My research interests include comparative political behavior, Latin American politics,
political parties and partisanship, and class and inequality.
My research examines how contexts condition mass attitudes and behavior, and what impacts they in turn have on democratic
representation. I focus especially on features of politics in developing country contexts that are less prevalent in the
advanced democracies on which most behavioral theories are based. My forthcoming book, Party Brands in Crisis,
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 effects of inequality, violence, and corruption on
political attitudes and vote choice, or the role of class in legislative policy-making.
research has appeared or is forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science, American
Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Political Behavior, and World Politics,
among others. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton
Email: lupu at wisc dot edu