Akira Pinto Medeiros is a PhD Student majoring in Comparative politics with a focus on Latin America. His research interests lie in Political Parties, Public Opinion, and Political financing, with subtopics such as multi-level political organizations, party financing, influence and electoral coordination.
Before starting his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Akira earned his M.Sc. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP) and his Postgraduate Diploma from de São Paulo City Council of Parliamentary Education (Escola do Parlamento), affiliated with the São Paulo City Council. In his master’s, Akira researched political party financing in multi-level systems, using Brazil as a case between 2015-2018. During his Postgraduate Certificate, he focused on applying the coalition’s presidentialism model to the City of São Paulo between 1991 and 2016. Akira holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP). Apart from a junior political scientist, he is a cyclist, and a fan of football (the real football), extensively supporting Corinthians throughout each season.
Education & Training
M.Sc., Political Science, University of São Paulo
Postgraduate Diploma, Legislative and Democracy in Brazil, São Paulo City Council School of Parliamentary Education
B.A., International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
Latin American Politics, Political Parties, Public Opinion, and Political financing
Area of Study
Pinto Medeiros, Akira, Baird, Marcello Fragano, and Camargo, Marcela dos Santos. 2021. “Aplicando o modelo de presidencialismo de coalizão ao município de São Paulo: predomínio do Executivo ou maior compartilhamento de poder?” E-Legis - Revista Eletrônica do Programa de Pós-Graduação da Câmara dos Deputados 14 (36): 240–59. https://doi.org/10.51206/elegis.v14i36.710.
Pinto Medeiros, Akira, and Chaia, Vera L. M. 2016. “Narrativas Populistas na Argentina do séc. XXI: do ‘peronismo heterodoxo’ à consolidação do kirchnerismo.” Aurora: revista de Arte, Mídia e Política 8 (24): 5–31. https://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/aurora/issue/view/1574/showToc