Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Martín Mejía is currently a Ph.D. Student in the Latin American Studies program. He received his BA in Political Science at Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also attained a Master of Arts in Political Theory at University of Essex in England, United Kingdom. Most recently, he worked as a political advisor at the Buenos Aires city legislature and has additionally served as a campaign advisor for a city deputy. Since his undergraduate preparation, Martín has been researching populism, democracy and religion in Latin America. As a result, he has published articles related to populism, religion, International Political economy, democracy and democratization. In addition to his studies, Martín has participated in multiple conferences of Latin American Politics and holds a graduate certificate in Political Communication by the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. At the Stone Center, he continues to research populism, democracy and religion in South America.