Dr Sergio Ascencio

Department of Government
Dr Sergio Ascencio
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  • Location

    5A.219, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am (Autumn 2022)



  • PhD University of Rochester, (2018)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex (4/1/2022 - present)

Other academic

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Mexico (5/8/2019 - 31/12/2021)

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Social Science Division, New York University Abu Dhabi (1/9/2018 - 2/8/2019)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Economy I (GV307)

  • Political Economy II (GV347)


Journal articles (6)

Ascencio, S. and Chang, HI., Do primaries Improve Evaluations of Public Officials? Experimental Evidence from Mexico. Political Behavior

Ascencio, S., (2023). Retaining Political Talent: A Candidate-Centered Theory of Primary Adoption. American Journal of Political Science

Ascencio, S., (2023). Nomination Rules and the Calculus of Mobilization: Theory and Evidence from Mexico. Electoral Studies. 82, 102578-102578

Ascencio, SJ. and Kerevel, YP., (2021). Party Strategy, Candidate Selection, and Legislative Behavior in Mexico. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 46 (3), 713-743

Ascencio, SJ., (2021). Party influence in presidential primaries: Evidence from Mexico. Party Politics. 27 (6), 1229-1242

Ascencio, SJ. and Rueda, MR., (2019). Partisan Poll Watchers and Electoral Manipulation. American Political Science Review. 113 (3), 727-742



5A.219, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am (Autumn 2022)