July 24 to August 1, 2024 | University of the Republic (Udelar)



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Guillermo Lezama
Guillermo Lezama is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He was born and raised in Uruguay, where he also completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidad de la República (Udelar). His research interests lie in the field of Political Economy, specifically in the different approaches that can be used to address Political Economy questions. He is particularly interested in the application of text-learning methods and applied microeconomics to study political behavior.
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Elina Gómez
Elina Gómez is a Sociologist, Master in Contemporary Latin American Studies and PhD candidate in Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic. She is a professor and researcher at the Methods and Data Access Unit (UMAD) of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Republic. Her work focuses on the field of computational social sciences and massive text processing. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in programming and text analysis with R.
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Fabricio Carneiro
Fabricio Carneiro is a Political Scientist, Master in Political Science by the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella of Buenos Aires and PhD candidate in Political Science by the same University. His research agenda is focused on issues of comparative political economy and comparative politics, in particular wage bargaining models, social policies and redistributive policies.
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Nicolás Schmidt
Nicolás Schmidt is a PhD Candidate in Political Science of the University of the Republic (Udelar). He is a member of the coordination team of the Methods and Data Access Unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences. His research agenda focuses on the field of political parties, electoral systems and political regimes, as well as statistical methods applied to political science.


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Ivan Schuliaquer
Ivan Schuliaquer is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina), professor at the School of Politics and Government of the National University of San Martín (UNSAM, Argentina) and associate researcher at the IRMECCEN (Sorbonne Nouvelle, France). He is a Political Scientist, and he holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Information and Communication Sciences from the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. His research focuses on media systems, political communication, social media, comparative politics and political polarization.
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Sergio Toro
Sergio Toro is PhD in Political Science. Professor of the School of Government at the Universidad Mayor. He specializes in comparative politics, Chilean politics and data science for public policy. His specialty is comparative politics, Chilean politics and data science for public policy, subjects in which he has been responsible for FONDECYT and FONDEF projects.
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Martín Opertti
Martín Opertti is a Ph.D. Student in Political Science at Duke University. His research focuses on mass political behavior and psychology, with a focus on political information processing and political identities. He is also interested in the application of social network analysis and text as data methods to study online political behavior, particularly political homophily in online interactions.
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Germán Rosati
Germán Rosati is a sociologist, Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, and Master in Generation and Analysis of Statistical Information from the National University of Tres de Febrero. He is an Adjunct Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina. He coordinates the factor~data-laboratory of Computational Social Sciences in the University Diploma in Computational Social Sciences and Digital Humanities at EIDAES-UNSAM. His research focuses on social and agrarian structure and also explores possible applications of Natural Language Processing techniques in the Social Sciences.
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Ignacio Zuasnabar
Ignacio Zuasnabar is Sociologist, Master in Society, Economy and Politics of Latin America by the UPV. Professor at the Catholic University of Uruguay and the University of Montevideo on Political Behavior and Public Opinion. Public opinion researcher. Director of the Public Opinion Area of Equipos Consultores. Chair of the Professional Standards Committee of WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research), and member of the Board of Directors of that organization. Consultant to several international organizations.
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Jimena Torres
Jimena Torres Álvarez es Licenciada en Ciencia Política y Maestranda en Información y Comunicación (FIC-Udelar). Actualmente se encuentra realizando su tesis de Maestría sobre políticas de telecomunicaciones y medios en Uruguay. Es asistente de investigación del proyecto “Política, polarización y redes sociales en Uruguay” financiado por la fundación Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Colabora en el proyecto de investigación “Política, medios y redes en escenarios polarizados una comparación entre Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay” del Área de Medios, Discursos y Política de la EPyG-UNSAM.

Teaching Assistants

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Sara González
Sara González is an associate degree in Social Communication and a student of Sociology.She has work experience in systematization and monitoring of public policies. Her research interests focus on the field of Digital Sociology and the application of the multimethod approach. Her undergraduate thesis studies the Framing and agenda settings of crime news through a multi-method approach.


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