I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. I research on comparative politics and computational social science, with a particular focus on political violence in Latin America and political communication. During the Winter and Spring of 2021, I will be the Young Talent fellow in Computational Social Science at FGV Rio de Janeiro.
My dissertation research focuses on criminal violence and political behavior in Latin America: how citizens make strategic decisions about security policies in violent democracies, how exposure to crime affects citizens’ willingness to invest in security, and how these concerns ultimately enter into the electoral arena via support for candidates campaigning on tough-on-crime policies.
In addition to my personal research, I have been an active member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Computational Social Science (iLCSS) at UMD, working under the supervision of Dr. Ernesto Calvo. While at the iLCSS, I have collaborated on a variety of computational social science projects addressing important issues in political communication, social media, and politics.
My research has been published at Electoral Studies, Digital Journalism, Latin American Politics and Society, and The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations .
PhD Candidate in Government and Politics
University of Maryland, College Park
PhD and MA in Political Science, 2018
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ba in Law, 2010
Federal University of Para, Brazil
Pre-Prints Available upon Request
Voting for Violence: The Election of Law and Order Politicians in Brazil
Tiago Ventura, Dissertation Chapter, In preparation
Have no Faith in Constitutions? The Content of Rebel Constitutions in Civil War
Katherine Sawyer, William Reed, and Tiago Ventura
*Draft prepared for the Annual Meeting of APSA, 2019 *
The Electoral Killing Cycle
Mariana Carvalho and Tiago Ventura
Draft prepared for the Annual Meeting of MPSA, 2019
Collecting and Analyzing Social Media Data with R (In portuguese, Workshop at The Federal University of Para, Brazil)
How to build a R package? (Students-led Workshops at UMD)
Introduction to Tidyverse (Students-led Workshops at UMD)
R Crash Course (GVPT 489: Tweeting Political Crisis)
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