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Javier Martínez-Cantó

Javier Martínez-Cantó

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ADSOM project


Javier Martínez-Cantó joined IBEI as a postdoctoral research fellow with the ADSOM project, led by Laura Chaqués-Bonafont. Before, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Bamberg–Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. His dissertation received the Juan Linz Prize from the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies and the Hans-Löwel-Preise from the University of Bamberg. His research lies at the intersection between political representation, party politics, and the territorial distribution of power. Substantially, most of his work addresses how the personal characteristics of political elites interact with different institutional settings to produce different outcomes in terms of descriptive and substantive representation. His research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, or the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

Background and education

  • (2021) Doctorate in Political Science, University of Bamberg
  • (2014) Master of Research in Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2013) Master in Political Science and Public Administration, University of Valencia


  • 20222021 Juan Linz Prize to the best dissertation in Political Science of the Centro de Estudios Politicos
    y Constitucionales. Enlace
  • 20222021-2022 Hans Löwel Foundation Doctoral Prize of the University of Bamberg. Enlace

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • ECPR
  • EPSA
  • MPSA