Soledad is a Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford University. Her research interests lie at the intersections of comparative political economy, development, gender, and the politics of the welfare state, with a focus in South Asia. She is motivated by questions such as: What are the political consequences of development and development policies? How are minorities democratically represented and where do inequalities in political engagement persist? How are voter demands, particularly of underrepresented populations, translated into policy and governance? What are the implications of fiscal and social policies for issues of distribution? In answering these questions, she utilizes mixed methods, including field experiments, primary surveys, and in-depth qualitative fieldwork to identify empirical relationships as well as the underlying causal mechanisms. She received a Ph.D. in Government at Harvard University in 2017 and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 2011.
Institution / Affiliation : Oxford University
Geographical Region: Asia
Policy: Development, Gender