Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Alejandra Gonzalez

Urban and Rural Politics in Argentina and Brazil

Focusing on the Argentinian provinces of Buenos Aires and Salta, we will study the credit claiming of politicians and the variation in policy priorities and service delivery in cities of different sizes. In addition, we will compile and analyze online council meeting recordings that exhibit the differences in relationships between voters and elected officials across cities in urban and rural cities. Furthermore, we will also examine the different ways that local elected officials credit state and national legislators for projects delivered to their cities. 

Message To Sponsor

I want to express my sincere gratitude for your generous support of this opportunity. I greatly appreciate your support as I will be able to pursue my goals and passion for expanding my knowledge of South America, especially Argentine politics. I am excited to continue my research during the summer and learn more about the differences between rural and urban politics in the Argentinian provinces of Salta and Buenos Aires. This opportunity will greatly help future literature on the subject and help me grow as a global scholar and citizen. I would like to thank you again for your support, as I would not have had this opportunity without your kind donation. I look forward to sharing my progress with you at the end of the summer. Thank you so much!
Major: Political Science-International Relations
Mentor: Professor Alison Post
Sponsor: Hampson Fund
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