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Mariana Borges Martins da Silva

Mariana Borges Martins da Silva

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics
Nuffield College

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I defended my PhD thesis in Political Science at Northwestern University in June 2019. I have an M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate Research Institute of the State of Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ) [current IESP/UERJ] and a B.A. in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP).

My general fields of study are comparative politics, Latin American politics, and methodology with expertise in qualitative methods. My current research concerns the effects of culture on a diverse set of topics of democratic functioning, especially political behaviour, elections, the representation of marginalized groups, political parties, corruption, and misinformation, with a focus on Brazil. I mainly employ ethnographic and historical methods in my research, and I also combine them with survey experiments.

Research Interests

Clientelism, Political Behaviour, Elections, Political Parties, Representations, Misinformation


Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Approaches to Corruption: A Synthesis of the Scholarship” (with Monica Prasad and Andre Nickow), Studies in Comparative International Development, 54 (2019), pp. 96-132. (Link)

“Reducing Bureaucratic Corruption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What Works”, (with Jordan Gans-Morse, Theresa Mannah-Blankson, Andre Nickow, and Dong Zhang), World Development, 105 (2018), pp. 171-188. (Link)


Poder de Agenda (with Fabiano Santos) (Brasília: ENAP, 2018)