Amanda Fidalgo

Assistant Professor of Political Science


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College Hall 126


Social Science 102



Ph.D in Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. in Political Science,  Pennsylvania State University
B.A. in International Affairs, Florida State University
B.S. in Political Science, Florida State University.

Professor Fidalgo’s research focuses on democratization, state politics, Latin American politics, and comparative political economy. She is currently working on a project that explores the extent to which democracy varies at the state (subnational) level and how that variation affects national democratic legitimacy and stability. As part of her research, she has conducted field work in Brazil.

Recent Courses

Quantitative Political Analysis I
Latin American Politics
Research Design Workshop in Political Science
International Political Economy
Comparative Politics

Selected Publications

“How democratic is government really? The impact of subnational regime variation on evaluations of democracy” Forthcoming at Governance.

“The Face of the Party: Party Leadership Selection, and the Role of Family and Faith” Political Research Quarterly 2021, pp1-15 with Vineeta Yadav. DOI: 10.1177/10659129211011538

“Electoral Competition, Party System Fragmentation, and Air Quality in Mexican Municipalities” Environmental Politics. 2020, pp 1-21 with Zheng Su, Xun Cao & Anthony Pezzola. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1835113

“When a Null Pocketbook Effect is the Artifact: Strategically Understated Income and the Attenuation of Egotropic Economic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 11: No. 3, pp 339-361. (with Elizabeth Carlson)