Associate Professor Ana Maria Bejarano

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Degrees: Ph.D., Columbia University, M.A., M.Phil, Columbia University, B.A., Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota Colombia)



Professor Bejarano holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has been a visiting fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (2009-2010), at Princeton University's Program for Latin American Studies (PLAS) and Woodrow Wilson School for International Affairs (2001-2003), and at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (2000-2001). Bejarano is the author of Precarious Democracies: Understanding Regime Stability and Change in Colombia and Venezuela (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011). She also co-edited (with S. Mainwaring and E. Pizarro), The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes (Stanford University Press, 2006). Her current research project explores constitution making in five Andean nations, focusing on the politics behind constitutional choices and the prospects for democratic deepening in the wake of constitutional change. She participates in two research networks devoted to analyzing and monitoring the quality of democracy in the Andes: the Andean Democracy Research Network (, and Gobernabilidad Democrática en la Región Andina (