Antonio Ugues, Jr.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Antonio Ugues, Jr.


Dr. Antonio Ugues Jr. is an associate professor of political science in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Dr. Ugues received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Riverside. His research interests include democracy, electoral systems, and electoral integrity. Dr. Ugues’ work has appeared in several academic venues including: Electoral Studies; the Journal of Politics in Latin America; Latin American Politics and Society; the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties; the Journal of Legislative Studies; Democracy and Security; Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review; the California Journal of Politics and Policy; and in an edited volume titled Advancing Electoral Integrity (Oxford University Press 2014). Dr. Ugues’ current research agenda explores attitudes towards democracy and electoral integrity in contemporary Mexican and U.S. politics.

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Comparative Politics
  • Mexico and Latin America
  • Democracy, Electoral Systems, and Electoral Integrity
  • U.S. Latino Politics

Internal Affiliations


  • Ph.D. in Political Science at University of California Riverside, 2013
  • M.A. in Political Science at University of California Riverside, 2009
  • B.A. in Political Science & Economics at California State University Bakersfield, 2006