Calla Hummel is an assistant professor in the University of Miami’s Department of Political Science. She studies when and why informal workers organize and the impacts that the world’s two billion informal workers have on local and national politics. She is also tracking COVID-19 policy responses as the Bolivia team leader with the University of Miami’s Observatory for the Containment of COVID-19 in the Americas.
Dr. Hummel uses statistical, ethnographic, survey, computational, and formal methods. She conducts research with street vendor unions in La Paz, Bolivia and São Paulo, Brazil. Brazil. Her research has been published in Lancet Global Health, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, and Latin American Research Review, among others, and supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington, and the University of Miami. She received her PhD from the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.
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