Peisajovich, Nicole profile picMA Graduate – Class of 2017

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, a city that I truly love. I have a BA in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato di Tella and I’ve been an exchange student for a semester at the University of Westminster. In 2013, I co-founded Partido de la Red (Net Party), a political party in my city, and ran as one of the legislator candidates. Our main goal was to use digital technologies to strengthen political representation and participation. Although our initiative did not succeed, I continued working on these topics from both public and non-profit sectors. More recently, I have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to go on a summer program for Argentine Young Leaders at the University of Massachusetts. For this upcoming year, I wish to further develop my understanding of modern democratic institutions and simultaneously come up with some innovative, creative ideas on how to improve political participation and deliberation in the local arena. I am looking forward to meeting everyone from the Global Thought program as well as moving to New York City.

Research Interests

In my undergraduate thesis, I conducted research on how traditional concepts of political science, such as participation and deliberation, are being reshaped in light of new technologies. Throughout this MA, I’d like to continue studying participation issues by taking a more holistic approach. I am eager to study the transformations that democratic institutions have faced after globalization not only from a technological point of view, but also from cultural, social and economic perspectives. Ultimately, I am willing to explore the possibilities that this new paradigm opens for a more transparent and democratic system.

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, 2010-2014