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Francisco Cantu

Francisco Cantu

Associate Professor
PGH 429

Research Interests

Latin American Politics 
Comparative Politics

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Biographical Summary

Francisco Cantu is an assistant professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Houston. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2013. His research interests are comparative politics, political economy, and quantitative methods. His current research projects include detecting different forms of electoral manipulation in developing democracies; measuring the effects of vote-buying in Latin America; identifying the effects of perceptions on electoral integrity in Mexico; and analyzing the consequences of elections in non-democratic countries.


Ph.D., University of California San Diego
M.A., University of California San Diego
B.A., ITAM, Mexico 

Selected Publications