I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison. I was born and raised in Colombia where I became interested in the many challenges that developing countries face to providing public goods, such as violence and lack of public resources. My research focuses on the participation of the private sector in the provision of public goods in Latin America. My broader research interests include political economy, development, institutions, public opinion, and quantitative methods. Before coming to UW-Madison, I attended college at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, where I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science. I also worked as lecturer at different colleges in Colombia and as a research assistant to the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP).
Studying: Political Economy
Faculty Advisor: Rikhil Bhavnani
Awards & Honors: Publications: Angulo Amaya, M.C., Anthony Bertelli, and Eleanor Woodhouse. 2020. “The Political Cost of Public-Private Partnerships: Theory and Evidence from Colombian Infrastructure Development.” Governance, 1-18 Angulo Amaya, M.C. 2016. “Voting Intention and Party Preference in Bogota.” Colombia Internacional 86 (Jan—April): 81-106. Angulo Amaya, M.C., A. Ortiz, and S. Pantoja. 2014. “Analysis from a Gender Perspective of the Perceptions of Colombians on the Peace Process and Post-conflict.” Colombia Internacional 80 (Jan-April): 220-233. Grants and Awards: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Fellowship (2016, 2019). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School Student Research Grants Competition-Conference Presentation (2019). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science Summer Funding Initiative (2017, 2019, 2020). University of Wisconsin-Madison LACIS-Tinker Foundation Fieldwork Grant (2017). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanoch Research Award (2016).