Professor Francisco Panizza

Professor Francisco Panizza

Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 4.32
Office Hours
On sabbatical 2022/2023
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