Elias Chavarria-Mora is a political science PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, focusing on comparative political behavior with a regional focus on Latin America. His dissertation focuses on the use of social media for electoral campaigning by political parties in developing countries, particularly in Central America. He has an MA from the University of Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Costa Rica. He has worked at the Programa Estado de la Nación and Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos in Costa Rica. His prior research has mostly focused on protest politics and party competition and has been published in Latin American, Spanish, and American journals, including a forthcoming article in Latin American Politics and Society.

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  • MA in Political Science, 2020

    University of Pittsburgh

  • Lic. in Political Science, 2017

    University of Costa Rica

  • BA in Political Science, 2015

    University of Costa Rica