Dr Peter Siavelis

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Peter Siavelis is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Wake Forest University.  He is an expert in electoral, legislative and presidential politics in Chile. His publications include books entitled The President and Congress in Post-authoritarian Chile, Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America (edited with Scott Morgenstern), and Democratic Chile (also published in Spanish as El Balance), with Kirsten Sehnbruch.  Siavelis has also published numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles, writing on topics including candidate selection, election systems, democratic development, immigration, and Latin American politics.