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Malu Gatto

Former Global Fellow


August 1, 2019 — August 1, 2021

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor, University College London

Wilson Center Projects

Political Representation in Times of Crises

Full Biography

Malu A. C. Gatto is Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics at the Institute of the Americas at University College London (UCL). Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Gatto's work explores questions about political behavior, representation, policy-making, and gender and politics with a regional focus on Latin America, especially Brazil. Her academic research has been published in the JPLA and PS: Political Science and Politics and she has also provided analysis on Brazilian politics and women's political representation for, among others, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, and El Pais. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College (2011), and an MSc (2012) and DPhil (2016) from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

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Major Publications

Selecting In or Selecting Out? Gender gaps and political methodology in Europe

Postmaterialism and Political Elites: The ValuePriorities of Brazilian Legislators

The Variation of Quota Designs and Their Origins in Latin America

Previous Terms

Swiss Scholar, 2018