Lautaro Cella
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Lautaro Cella is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago, specializing in comparative politics and quantitative methods. He studies comparative political behavior, redistributive politics, and democratic backsliding, with a regional focus on Latin America.  His dissertation examines the determinants of anti-establishment attitudes and protest behavior, employing survey experiments, text-as-data analysis of speeches, semi-structured interviews, and case studies.

His research has received support from the Center for International Social Science Research, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression, and the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. From 2024 to 2025, he will be a Graduate Fellow at the Social Sciences Research Center.

Before coming to Chicago, Lautaro received a B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina.

You can read more about Lautaro at his website,