Dr Ximena Velasco Guachalla

Department of Government
Dr Ximena Velasco Guachalla
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    5A.137, Colchester Campus

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    Fridays 12:00 - 2:00 pm



Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 or by appointment.


  • PhD Comparative Politics University of Colorado at Boulder, (2020)

  • MA Comparative Politics University of Colorado at Boulder, (2015)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (18/5/2020 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Corruption (GV317)

  • Democracy, Violence, and Inequality in Latin America (GV510)

  • Research Project: Politics (GV831)

  • Portfolio: Politics (GV840)


Journal articles (10)

Velasco-Guachalla, VX., Hummel, C., Nelson-Nuñez, J. and Boulding, C., (2022). Legitimacy and Policy during Crises: Subnational COVID-19 Responses in Bolivia. Perspectives on Politics. 20 (2), 528-546

Knaul, F., Touchton, M., Arreola-Ornelas, H., Calderon-Anyosa, R., Otero-Bahamon, S., Hummel, C., Perez-Cruz, P., Porteny, T., Patino, F., Rifat, A., Garcia, P., Insua, J., Mendez, O., Undurraga, E., Boulding, C., Nelson-Nunez, J., Velasco Guachalla, VX. and Sanchez-Talanquer, M., (2022). Strengthening Health Systems to Face Pandemics: Subnational Policy Responses to Covid-19 in Latin America. Health Affairs. 41 (3), 454-462

Griffin, JD., Kiewiet de Jonge, C. and Velasco Guachalla, VX., (2021). Deprivation in the Midst of Plenty: Citizen Polarization and Political Protest. British Journal of Political Science. Online (51), 1080-1096

Hummel, C., Knaul, FM., Touchton, M., Velasco Guachalla, VX., Nelson-Nuñez, J. and Boulding, C., (2021). Poverty, precarious work, and the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Bolivia. The Lancet Global Health. 9 (5), e579-e581

Velasco Guachalla, VX., Hummel, C., Handlin, S. and Smith, AE., (2021). Latin America Erupts: When Does Competitive Authoritarianism Take Root?. Journal of Democracy. 32 (3), 63-77

Velasco Guachalla, VX., Hummel, C., Nelson-Nuñez, J. and Boulding, C., (2021). Compounding Crises: Bolivia in 2020. Revista de ciencia política (Santiago). 41 (2), 211-237

Bearce, DH. and Velasco-Guachalla, VX., (2020). How Can We Explain Regime Type Differences If Citizens Don't Vote Based on Foreign Economic Policy?. Foreign Policy Analysis. 16 (3), 492-503

Velasco Guachalla, V., Hummel, C., Nelson-Nunez, J. and Boulding, C., (2020). Bolivia: lessons from the first six months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Temas Sociales. 47

Boulding, C., Foxworth, R., Núñez, JN. and Velasco Guachalla, XV., (2019). Indigenous attitudes toward the political system in Bolivia. Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública. 8 (1), 41-41

Baker, A. and Velasco-Guachalla, VX., (2018). Is the Informal Sector Politically Different? (Null) Answers from Latin America. World Development. 102, 170-182

Grants and funding


Strengthening trust and socioeconomic inclusion

University of Essex (GCRF)



5A.137, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Fridays 12:00 - 2:00 pm