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Skidmore College
Political Science Department

Lucas Perello

Lucas Perello

Contact Information & Background:

Visiting Lecturer of Political Science
Office: Ladd Hall #317
Phone: 518-580-5240

Website: Visit Professor Perello's personal website 
Social Media: Twitter: @lucas_perello
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Professor Lucas Perelló teaches in the Department of Political Science at Skidmore College. He is an affiliate of the Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx Studies program.


  • Ph.D. candidate & M.Phil. in Politics from The New School
  • M.A. in Applied Quantitative Research from New York University
  • M.A. in Political Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Diego Portales

Research Interests:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Political parties
  • Party systems
  • Democratization


  • Introduction to Comparative and International Politics
  • The Latin American Puzzle
  • Latin America and the United States
  • Comparative Revolutions

Selected publications

  • Freeman, Will, and Lucas Perelló (2022). “The long game: The opposition wins in Honduras.” Journal of Democracy, 33(2), 118-132.
  • Perelló, Lucas, and Patricio Navia (2022). “The disruption of an institutionalised and polarised party system: Discontent with democracy and the rise of Nayib Bukele in El Salvador.”Politics, 42(3), 267-288.
  • Navia, Patricio, Lucas Perelló, and Vaclav Masek (2022). “Demand without supply? Mass partisanship, ideological attachments, and the puzzle of Guatemala’s electoral market failure. International Area Studies Review, 25(2), 99-120.
  • Perelló, Lucas, and Patricio Navia (2022). “Changes in support for Nicaragua’s Sandinista National Liberation Front during democratic backsliding.” Politics, 42(3), 426-442.
  • Perelló, Lucas, and Patricio Navia (2021). “Abrupt and gradual realignments in developing democracies: The case of Costa Rica, 1958-2018.” Journal of Politics in Latin America, 13(1), 86-113.
  • Perelló, Lucas, and Patricio Navia (2020). “The rise of alternative presidential candidates in Chile, 2009-2017.” Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública, 9(2), 81-109.

Read Lucas Perelló’s publications