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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Cesi Cruz

Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Los Angeles

Cesi Cruz is a Research Affiliate in IGCC’s Future of Democracy initiative and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. She works on topics at the intersection of political science and economics, with a focus on how information and social networks affect electoral incentives and economic outcomes. Her work has been published in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, Economic Journal, Comparative Political Studies, and the Review of International Organizations.

Cesi is a board member of Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC). In addition, she serves on the board of Women Also Know Stuff, an organization to promote women’s scholarship in political science.

A headshot of Cesi Cruz.

Expertise & Interests

  • Democracy
  • Elections
cesi@ucla.edu