Javier Pérez Sandoval

AFHEA, BA UIA, MPhil DPhil Oxon

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Topic:

The Historical Political Economy of Subnational Regimes
Government and Politics Network
Keble College
Office address
Room 143, DPIR, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ.

I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Fellow at Keble College. My work sits at the intersection between regime change studies, historical political economy, and institutional design. My BA project uses mixed methods and leverages evidence from Latin America to comparatively explore how and why taxes, social policies, and market regulations vary inside countries. If you’re keen, you can read more about it here.

I recently concluded a Visiting Fellowship at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, I was a Departmental Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, and I concluded my DPhil in Politics as a member of the DPIR and Wolfson College. So, I am very happy to be back!

My doctoral dissertation won the APSA William Anderson Award, and my research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Democratization, Agenda Política, and Perfiles Latinoamericanos, and I have authored opinion pieces for The Washington Post, the Presidential Power Blog, and the Oxford Politics Blog.

I enjoy working out, swimming, and long walks. I’m also a Starcraft 2 fan, and a sci-fi, coffee, and cinema aficionado.

You can find out more about me and my research on my personal website.


  • Intro. to the Theory and Practice of Politics

  • Intro. to Quantitative Methods

  • Comparative Government

  • Political Sociology

  • Politics in Latin America


  • Pérez Sandoval, J. (2023). Measuring and assessing subnational electoral democracy: a new dataset for the Americas and India, Democratization.
  • Pérez Sandoval, J. (2023). The Persistence of Latin American Violent Democracies, Alternatives, (with Daniel Barker Flores).
  • Pérez Sandoval, J. (2022). El origen, trayecto, y rumbo de la investigación en torno a la variación de los regímenes subnacionales, Agenda Política.
  • Pérez Sandoval, J. (2021). Inside Countries: reduciendo la escala de análisis en el análisis político, Perfiles Latinomaericanos, 29(58).