Flávia Batista is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on comparative political behavior in Latin America, with particular attention to polarization, misinformation, and democratic backsliding. She is interested in applying computational and experimental methods to study individuals' attitudes towards democracy and has recently extended her focus to the study of impeachment. At UMD, Flávia is a member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Computational Social Science (iLCSS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LASC). She also earned an M.A. in Government and Politics at UMD as part of her Ph.D. program. Prior to her doctoral journey at UMD, Flávia earned an M.A. in Brazilian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB).

 

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative Politics
  • Democratic Backsliding
  • Polarization
  • Misinformation
  • Latin American Politics
  • Brazil

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    M.A.
    Degree Details
    Brazilian Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Degree Type
    B.A.
    Degree Details
    International Relations - Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
  • Degree Type
    M.A.
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics - University of Maryland, College Park

Awards

Conferences

Research Topics

  • Methodology
  • Comparative Politics
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fbatista [at] umd.edu