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Researcher, Behavior

Francisca Castro

Francisca Castro is a postdoctoral researcher in ISDC’s Behavior Research Program. She is in the process of obtaining her PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University of Berlin. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the intersection between protest movements and electoral behavior in Latin America. Her research interests include intrastate conflict, state repression, and democratic backsliding. Her work has been published in Electoral Studies and in Social Sciences.

Francisca’s current work at ISDC revolves around conflict, political polarization, and climate vulnerability, with a focus on Jordan, Sudan, and Kyrgyzstan. Her work involves developing and testing instruments for the on-site measurement of conflict and other indicators of regime fragility.

Before joining ISDC, Francisca worked as a Research Fellow in the Chair of International Politics at Humboldt University of Berlin.

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