Natasha Borges Sugiyama

 Bolton Hall 622


PhD, University of Texas at Austin
M.P. Aff., University of Texas at Austin
BA, Oberlin College

Courses Taught

  • PolSci 325 – Latin American Politics
  • PolSci 346 – U.S. – Latin American Foreign Relations
  • PolSci 368 – Gender & Politics in Developing Nations
  • PolSci 372 – Poverty and Politics: US and Comparative Perspectives
  • PolSci 952 – The Politics of Developing Nations
  • PolSci 976 – Comparative Public Policy

Undergraduate Syllabi
Graduate Syllabi

Research Interests

Brazilian Politics, Policy Diffusion, Social Sector Reform, Comparative Public Policy, and Gender and Politics.

Selected Publications

Sugiyama, Natasha Borges, and Hunter, Wendy. “Do CCTs Empower Women? Lessons from Brazil’s Bolsa Família” Latin American Politics and Society 62.2 (2020): 53-74.
Wampler, Brian, Sugiyama, Natasha Borges, and Touchton, Michael. Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil New York: Cambridge University Press. 2019.
Touchton, Michael, Sugiyama, Natasha Borges, and Wampler, Brian. “Democracy at Work: Moving beyond elections to improve well-being” American Political Science Review 111.1 (2017): 68-82.
Sugiyama, Natasha Borges. “Pathways to Citizen Accountability: Brazil’s Bolsa Família” Journal of Development Studies 52.8 (2016): 1192-1206.
Sugiyama, Natasha Borges. The Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. 2012.
Sugiyama, Natasha Borges. “The Diffusion of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in the Americas” Global Social Policy, Sage Journals 11.2/3 Ed. Boychuk, Gerard, Mahon, Rianne, and McBride, Stephen. (2011): 1-28.