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 (5)

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)