Dr Cesci Cruz

Assistant Professor
University of California, Los Angeles

Cesi Cruz is an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She works on topics at the intersection of political science and economics, including gender and inclusive development. Her research is based on fieldwork in Cambodia and the Philippines and combines social network analysis, surveys, and field experiments. Her work has been published in outlets such as the American Political Science Review, American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, Economic Journal, Comparative Political Studies, and the Review of International Organizations.

Cesi is a board member of Experiments in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG), and Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC). In addition, she serves on the board of Women Also Know Stuff, an organization to promote women’s scholarship in political science. Her work is supported by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the UNDP, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and other organizations.

Her latest projects and working papers are available on her website: https://www.cesicruz.com/



Dr Cesci Cruz