My name is Santiago Olivella.
I am an assistant professor of Political Science at the University North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I’ll be a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
My research focuses on the use and development of novel computational methods for quantitative political research (particularly Bayesian and Machine Learning models), the measurement of latent traits, and the political consequences of electoral and legislative institutions (particularly the geographic dimension of such consequences).
I received my B.A. in Political Science from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and went on to receive my Ph.D. (2013) at Washington University in St. Louis (USA). Between 2015 and 2017, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Q-APS.