Flávia Batista is a first-year Ph.D. student at the Government and Politics department at the University of Maryland, College Park. At UMD, Flavia is a member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Computational Social Science (iLCSS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LASC). She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and an M.A. in Brazilian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Flávia's main research interests include Comparative Politics, Brazilian Politics, elections, electoral campaigns, disinformation, and democratic backsliding. 

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative Politics
  • Democratic Backsliding
  • Social Media
  • Political Behavior
  • Latin American Politics
  • Brazil
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Brazilian Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    International Relations - Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil



Research Topics

  • Methodology
  • Comparative Politics
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