Juan Pablo Luna
Associate Professor and Chair of the Doctoral Program in Political Science at the Instituto de Ciencia Política
(PUC-Chile). PhD. (2006) in Political Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). He currently coordinates the Chilean chapter of the LAPOP/AmericasBarometer Survey. His works have appeared at
Comparative Political Studies, Política y Gobierno, Revista de Ciencia Política, Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política, Latin American Politics and Society, International Political Science Review, Third World Quarterly,
Journal of Latin American Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and Perfiles Latinoamericanos. In 2010, along with Herbert Kitschelt, Kirk Hawkins, Guillermo Rosas, and Elizabeth Zechmeister he published the book Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge University Press). His research interests include the analysis of political parties and party systems, the nature of political representation, the political effects of social and economic inequality, the nature of state institutions, and the mixed-methods approach to research in political science.In 2008 his dissertation was awarded the Juan Linz Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation by the Comparative Democratization Section of the APSA. His dissertation research is forthcoming as a book at Oxford University Press. He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship by the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (2008) and has held visiting professor positions at the Universidad de Salamanca (summers of 2003 and 2004), Princeton University (2008), Brown University (2011), and the Universidad de la República (2011).