Jorge Mangonnet is a Ph.D. candidate specializing in comparative politics and international political economy. He conducts theoretical and empirical research on state-society relations, formal and informal institutions, and distributive conflict, with a regional focus in Latin America. His dissertation investigates why local traditional elites support the transition from customary to state-defined property regimes.
Prior to Columbia, he was a graduate fellow at Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and worked as a legislative staff at the Argentine Senate. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad del Salvador, both from Buenos Aires, Argentina.