Nina Wiesehomeier

Project coordinator


Kenneth Benoit 

Ken is Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His methodological research focuses on computational, quantitative methods for processing large amounts of textual data, mainly political texts and social media. Substantively Ken’s research focuses on comparative party competition, including estimating policy positions of political parties through crowd-sourced data, expert surveys, manifesto coding, and text analysis.


Saskia Pauline Ruth-Lovell

Saskia is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in Nijmegen, NL. Her research interest lie in comparative politics, clientelism, populism, and Latin American studies. More specifically, Saskia focuses on the consequences of different political mobilization strategies on the quality of democratic governance. She has published articles in The Journal of Politics, Political Studies and Latin American Politics and Society.


Matthew Singer

Matthew is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut where he teaches about Latin American politics, election behavior, and political parties. His research focuses on electoral accountability and how the economic and political context shapes electoral behavior. Matthew is the co-editor of The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts (University of Michigan Press) and numerous journal articles.