Fieldwork

Over the past years, I conducted fieldwork in several cities across Latin America.

I collaborate with civil society and governmental organizations in Latin America as part of my research. These include the Ministry of Transparency, Supervision and Control in Brazil, Courts of Accounts in several Brazilian states, and the Mission of Electoral Observation in Colombia.

In Brazil, I interviewed several mayors, journalists, party leaders and officers at anti-corruption agencies. I also collected primary data on corruption trials using judicial archives and the geographical configuration of media markets.

In Colombia I worked as an International Electoral Observer for the 2015 Colombian elections for the Misión de Observación Electoral (MOE). My fieldwork there also included  interviews with politicians, journalists, electoral and judicial authorities, and members of organizations of the Colombian civil society that work on electoral fraud.

In August 2017, I conducted and coordinated a survey with beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of a major housing program (Minha Casa, Minha Vida) targeted at low-income citizens in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

My field research in Latin America was funded by the J-PAL Governance Initiative, UCLA’s Latin American Institute and International Institute.

IMG_1744
Bogotá, Colombia