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Kelly Senters

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government


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BA Lafayette College
PHD University of Illinois Urbana

Kelly Senters

Kelly Senters is a scholar of decentralization, subnational fragmentation, elections, political behavior and economy, and corruption in Latin America. Her research on electronic voting and vote concentration in Brazil is published in Latin American Politics and Society.  She has two forthcoming book chapters on political corruption in Brazil, and her recent research projects on the effects of the zika health crisis on the female vote share and on Latin American democratic transitions and authoritarian reversions are currently under review.  Kelly Senters is developing a book manuscript on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of Brazilian municipalities.

Kelly Senters earned her B.A. degree in Government and Law and International Affairs from Lafayette College and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has also held a Visiting Scholar position at the University of São Paulo and served as a Teaching Fellow at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Summer Methods School at the University of São Paulo.

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