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Anna Callis

Personal Statement

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science and a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at the University of California, Berkeley. My research focuses on the long-term impact of authoritarian institutions on regime transitions and economic redistribution in new democracies. In my dissertation, I examine these dynamics in Latin America, with a particular focus on Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. I employ a multi-method approach that draws on both natural experiments and extensive archival research.

Prior to coming to Berkeley, I completed a Master’s in Political Science from FLACSO Ecuador. I also hold a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Michigan.

Primary Subfield
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield
Latin America