Emily Warwick

I’m a third-year PhD student at the University of Virginia Department of Politics. I study local politics in cities of the Global South, with a regional focus on Latin America. My research interests center around urban informality, public service provision, citizen-state relationships, and environmental/health politics. My research employs a multi-method approach.

I am currently a Graduate Student Fellow of the UVA Quantitative Collaborative and a Scholar of the Brown Climate Social Science Network. In 2022, I was a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow of the US Department of Education. In the 2024-2025 academic year, I will be a Visiting Scholar of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) School of Social Sciences. My work has been funded by the US Department of Education, the UVA Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry (CGII), the UVA Quantitative Collaborative (QC), and others.

I currently serve as the Book Review Editor for the GFPI (Generations for Peace Institute) Transformations Journal, an interdisciplinary journal which centers the voices of global democratic advocates and community leaders on issues of human rights and peacemaking. My previous editorial experience includes serving as an Editorial Assistant for the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) and Associate Editor for the Philologia Undergraduate Research Journal.

Before coming to UVA, I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Public & Urban Affairs (concentration in Global Development) and B.A. in International Relations from Virginia Tech, where I was named the Outstanding Senior for both the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences and the School of Public & International Affairs. I have also previously worked in federal intelligence at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).