Antonio Ugues Jr. is an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
His primary areas of expertise include democracy, democratization, and issues related to electoral integrity. Professor Ugues’ regional specialty is in 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 on the impact of NAFTA on rural agriculture in Mexico in an edited volume on public policy. His most recent publication includes a chapter on election management in Central America in an edited volume titled Advancing Electoral Integrity.
At present, he is working on an original research paper exploring public evaluations of electoral institutions and the dynamics of public confidence in these institutions in Mexico.