Dr. Tedesco has worked in Argentina and England as a researcher, lecturer and consultant on topics in the field of contemporary Latin American politics. In recent years she has also worked on topics related to immigration and religious minorities. She is author of various books on democratization, state reform and political economy in Latin America, including Alfonsín. De la Esperanza a la Desilusión (Buenos Aires: Del Nuevo Extremo, 2011) and The State of Democracy in Latin America. Post-transitional conflicts in Argentina and Chile (London: Routledge, 2004) together with Jonathan Barton (Universidad Católica de Chile). From 2009 she is directing a study on political leadership in Latin America thanks to a grant given by Open Society Institute from Washington DC. She has recently published (together with Rut Diamint), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires) several articles on political leadership in general and specialized press and magazines. She is Visiting Professor at the Department of Political Science Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and at Saint Louis University/Madrid. Dr. Tedesco’s research interests include transitions to democracy in Latin America, economic reforms, and state restructuring.