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Diego Vega

BA, Social Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo; BA, Journalism, Faculdade Cásper Líbero; MSc, International Relations, London School of Economics

PhD Candidate
Diego Vega



Latin America, International Diffusion, Policy Diffusion, Policymaking, South-South Relations, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods


I am a graduate student at the Government Department of the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a PhD in Comparative Politics. I have a Masters in International Relations from LSE.

My main project intends to explain patterns of international policy diffusion by looking at how different policies diffuse differently across borders. While some policies do so in a fast manner and end up adopted by almost all countries in a region, other policies diffuse more slowly and reach only a few countries.

Before moving into academia I worked as a journalist in Brazil for about nine years as a Producer, International Editor, and Executive Editor. I was also part of the Brazilian team of the Panama Papers investigation, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.


GOV 312L • Issues & Policies In Amer Gov

37855 • Spring 2022
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 203

Government 312L satisfies the second half of the mandated six hours of government that every UT student must take.  Course covers analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution, and assumes basic knowledge of government from GOV 310L. May be taken for credit only once.

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