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Alfonso Hernandez-Valdez

Professor of sociopolitical and legal studies, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)

Residency: September 2014 – June 2015

Research Project: Federalism and Representation in Mexico

Research Interests: accountability, democracy and representation, federalism, transparency

Public Talk: “Problems of accountability and representation in federations" on Feb. 11, 2015


Alfonso Hernandez-Valdez has been a research professor at ITESO's Department of Sociopolitical Studies since 1998 (Guadalajara, Mexico). He teaches and conducts original research on the consolidation of democracy in Mexico.

Hernandez-Valdez holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree from the Department of Political Science at The University of Chicago. He also holds a master's degree in public policy from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). From 1997 to 1998 he was a professor and researcher at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), and has been an active consultant to governments and social organizations, both in Mexico and abroad.