Professor Francisco Panizza

Professor Francisco Panizza

Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 7681
Room No
CBG 4.32
Office Hours
Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00
English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Democracy, Human Rights, Latin American Politics, Populism, MERCOSUR

About me

Francisco Panizza was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied law. He has an MA and a PhD in Politics from the University of Essex. From 1991 to 1995 he was a researcher in the Research Department of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. He joined the Department of Government in 1995. He is the co-editor of Routledge Series Conceptualizing Comparative Politics.

Research interests

  • Democracy and Human Rights in Latin American Politics
  • Politics and the Economy of the MERCOSUR countries
  • Populism
  • Left of centre governments in Latin America
  • The politics of financial crises in comparative perspective
  • The politics of patronage

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV245: Democracy and Democratisation
  • GV248: Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives
  • GV320: Populism
  • GV443: The State and Political Institutions in Latin America
  • GV444: Democracy and Development in Latin America
  • GV4J9: Populism

My research