Paula Armendariz Miranda

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Political Science .
1414 SocSci

267 19th Ave S


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Political Science. I am passionate about researching what drives individuals to prefer autocratic forms of government. My focus is on the link between personality traits, environmental stimuli and people's support (or rejection of ) autocratic forms of governance. Although my research is focused on Latin America - mostly a product of growing up in a small Latin American country who has had a troubling history with democracy - I seek to build a theory that is holistic and generalizable. Outside academia, I enjoy going to concerts, listening to music, fitness activities, and reading a good novel.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae


  • comparative politics
  • political psychology
  • Latin American politics
Research & Professional Activities


  • Editors’ Assistant, Comparative Political Studies: June 2017 - December 2019