5845 S Ellis Ave. Gates-Blake 333.

Chicago, IL. 60637.


milenaang at uchicago dot edu

I am a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago, and affiliated faculty member of the Political Science department. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Chicago, 2017). My research interests include democratization, corruption, corruption prosecution, and the criminal justice systems of recently transitioned countries. I am also interested in empirical methods, particularly hierarchical models. You can read more about my research here.

My book project, Corrupting Accountability, explains why, in context of rampant impunity and corruption, some politicians are judicially charged but some are not. I use an original dataset of judicial investigations of Mexican governors patterns of corruption prosecution of political elites during transition to democracy.

I have extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. For the past years, I have taught Social Science Inquiry, a class that introduces undergraduate students to the practice of research in social sciences, particularly statistical methods. From 2013 to 2017 I served as a preceptor for the Committee on International Relations (CIR) at the University of Chicago.

Before moving to Chicago, I received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico city.