Graduate Fellow

Santiago Cunial is helping the Kleinman Center as a graduate fellow. He was previously a research assistant, doing research and drafting policy digests on energy topics in Latin America. Santiago is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works on political incentives towards energy transitions in developing countries, with a focus on Latin America. His research aims to explain how electoral incentives and macroeconomic contexts affect the adoption of policies that aim to decarbonize the electricity sector. Before coming to Penn, he did an MA in Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a BA in Political Science at Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. In Argentina, Santiago did research on health politics and worked for several national and international agencies.