Tulia Falleti, PhD is the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program. Dr. Falleti is the author of Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which earned the Donna Lee Van Cott Award to the best book on political institutions by the Latin American Studies Association; and, with Santiago Cunial, of Participation in Social Policy (forthcoming, Elements in the Politics of Development, Cambridge University Press). She is co-editor, with Orfeo Fioretos and Adam Sheingate, of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2016), and with Emilio Parrado of Latin America Since the Left Turn (University of Pennsylvania, 2018), among other co-edited volumes. Her articles on decentralization, federalism, authoritarianism, participation, and qualitative methods have appeared in edited volumes and journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Publius, Qualitative Sociology, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics among others.
Dr. Falleti is working on a comparative research project on the articulation of indigenous peoples’ demands regarding territorial claims, and rights to prior consultation, living well, and plurinationality; and collaborating with two non governmental health organizations to assess the effectiveness of mobile health care for pregnant women in remote rural areas. Dr. Falleti earned her PhD in political science from Northwestern University, 2003, and her BA in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.