Valentina Gonzalez Rostani

Valentina is a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate, and Andrew W. Mellon pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests lie at the intersection of international political economy and comparative politics. Her dissertation explores the consequences of technological change on individual political behavior and the evolution of party systems. She studies the interplay between economic, cultural, and institutional factors using a mixed-methods approach that combines quantitative analysis, text as data, survey experiment, and formal modeling. Valentina is also working on projects related to international trade, inequality, automation's effects on climate policy, and political methodology.

With over 8 years of teaching experience as an instructor of record or TA (at Pitt and at the Universidad de la Republica), she has covered a wide range of courses, from labor relations to research and methods.

Before joining Pitt, she earned an MA in Public Policies at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and a BA in Public Accounting from the  Universidad de la Republica. Her professional background includes working at KPMG, as well as advising national politicians in Uruguay.

You can explore her research projects and publications on her website, where you will also find information about her teaching experience and available materials.

Education & Training

  • MA, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2021
  • MA, Public Policies, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, 2019
  • Specialization in Methods, Universidad Católica del Uruguay, 2017
  • BA, Public Accounting, Universidad de la Republica, 2015

Research Interest Summary

International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Political Methodology