Javier Martínez-Cantó

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the research group of comparative politics at the University of Konstanz, in Germany. During the 2022-2023 Winter Semester, I am acting as Interim Professor of Comparative Politics at the same university. Before, I obtained my doctorate at the University of Bamberg - Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. My research lies at the intersection between political representation, party politics, and the territorial distribution of power. Substantially, most of my work addresses how the personal characteristics of political elites interact with different institutional settings to produce different outcomes in terms of descriptive and substantive representation. In particular, I am deeply interested in knowing how disadvantaged groups can make their voices heard. My research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, or the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss my research or if you're interested in preliminary versions of papers that I'm currently working on. You can contact me at javier.martinez-canto@uni-konstanz.de or @javiermcanto.