Rodrigo Castro Cornejo
Kellogg PhD Fellow
I am a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Garza PhD Fellow of the Kellogg Institute. My area of specialization is Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics.
My research agenda is focused on political behavior. My research interests include voting behavior in Latin America, specifically how ideology shapes electoral behavior, and the effects of campaigns, vote buying and the media on voters' preferences. I am also interested in political parties, party systems and religion and politics, specifically, how religious orientations among the electorate impact their electoral choices.
To conduct my research, I have received funding from the Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), the Downes J. Memorial Fund and the Notebaert Professional Development Fund of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, I earned my BA in Political Science at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City in 2007. After that, I worked as a research assistant at the Inter-American Development Bank (2006-2007) and as associate director of electoral studies at BGC Ulises Beltrán y Asocs, leading political consulting firm in Mexico (2007-2010).