Antonio Ugues Jr.
Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Departments: Political Science
Office: Calvert Hall B18
Phone: 240-895-2119


Assistant Professor Antonio Ugues Jr. (faculty member since 2013) specializes in comparative politics.

His primary areas of expertise include democracy, democratization, and issues related to electoral integrity. Professor Ugues’ regional specialty is Latin American politics, with an emphasis on Mexico and Central America. He has taught courses in comparative politics, the politics of Mexico, and the politics of Latin America.

Professor Ugues’ research has appeared in several academic journals including Latin American Politics and Society, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, the Journal of Legislative Studies, the Annual Review of Political and Military Sociology, and the California Journal of Politics and Policy, as well as a chapter in an edited volume on public policy. At present, he is working on a chapter-length manuscript titled “The Autonomy and Impartiality of Electoral Management Bodies: Comparing El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua” for inclusion in Advancing Electoral Integrity, an edited volume.


University of California, Riverside, California

  • Ph.D., Political Science (2013)
  • Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Electoral Management Bodies in Central America

California State University, Bakersfield, California

  • B.A., Political Science & Economics (2006)

Courses Taught:

  • POSC 385.02 Topics in Political Science: Latin American Politics