I am an Assistant Professor of Latin American Political Economy at University College London and a member of the UCL – Institute of the Americas. My current research focuses on business politics and taxation, tax morale and tax evasion, informal labor markets, economic development, and electoral participation in Latin America. My research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Political Studies, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others.

I teach courses on the political economy of economic development, the influence of money in politics, and Latin American economics. I am also the convenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s Specialist Group on Latin American Politics and the Latin American Political Economy Seminar Series.

I obtained my PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I also  hold a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

University College London – Faculty Profile

University College London
51 Gordon Square
London, United Kingdom WC1H 0PN

E-mail:   n.castaneda@ucl.ac.uk
Phone:   +44 (0)20 7679 9305