Débora is a third-year graduate student in Comparative Politics. Her research interests focus on political behavior and clientelism. In particular, the role of oligarchies and dynastic groups on electoral dynamics in Latin America. She also has done research on party regulation and electoral reforms. Prior to attending Brown, she obtained a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science at Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. She has also covered politics for newspapers in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco and worked as the head of the Communications Department at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology. | Twitter: @deboraduque.