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First Name
Mollie
Last Name
Cohen
Country
University
Vanderbilt University
Keywords
Elections, public opinion, voting behavior, representation, invalid voting, null voting, turnout, party systems, Latin America
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About Me

My main research interests include elections and political representation, particularly in Latin America. My dissertation focuses on “invalid” voting (blank or spoiled votes) in Latin America. I ask why individual voters choose to cast blank or spoiled ballots, and how (and whether) political elites respond to this phenomenon. In other projects I look at how features of the political context–especially political norms, stability and institutions–condition political participation.

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Country Focus
Peru, Chile

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