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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Danilo Antonio Contreras

B.A., Georgetown University (2005)

Graduate Student
Danilo Antonio Contreras



Danilo Antonio Contreras is a Phd candidate in the department of government. He specializes in Latin American comparative politics and has served as Supplemental Instructor and/or Teaching Assistant for courses on U.S.-Latin American relations, Latino Politics, and American government. Prior to entering the graduate program, Danilo worked in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. He holds a B.A. in Government and Spanish from Georgetown University. 

Danilo's dissertation examines the effect of race on candidate evaluation in the Dominican Republic. He develops an explanation for the low salience of race in elections in the DR based primarily on original experimental research and survey data collected during fieldwork in Santo Domingo.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, Danilo will be a Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellow in the department of political science at Williams College. His graduate research has also been supported by the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business, the Tinker Foundation, the National Science Foundation's EDGE-SBE, and by the U.S Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. 





race and ethnic politics in Latin America; vote choice; political behavior; Dominico-Haitian relations; experimental and survey methods
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