Javier Martínez-Cantó

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Agenda Dynamics on Social Media (ADSOM) project, hosted at IBEI. Before, I worked also as a postdoctoral researcher at the research group of comparative politics at the University of Konstanz. During the 2022-2023 Winter Semester, I served as Interim Professor of Comparative Politics at the same university. Before, I obtained my doctorate at the University of BambergBamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. My dissertation received the Juan Linz Prize from the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies and the Hans-Löwel-Preise from the University of Bamberg. 

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 contact me to discuss my research or if you're interested in preliminary versions of papers I'm working on. You can contact me at jmartinez@ibei.org or @javiermcanto.