Dr Ximena Velasco Guachalla

Department of Government
Dr Ximena Velasco Guachalla
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm



Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am


  • 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)


Journal articles (6)

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 (3), 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., Nelson-Nuñez, J. and Boulding, C., (2021). Legitimacy and Policy during Crises: Subnational COVID-19 Responses in Bolivia. Perspectives on Politics, 1-19

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

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)



Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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