About Me

Ryan Lloyd


I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Centre College. I was previously a postdoctorate researcher at the University of São Paulo. A U.S. national, I went to Brazil in 2014 to do doctorate fieldwork, and lived there for five years.

I earned my PhD in government from the University of Texas-Austin in 2016. My CV can be found here and my academic research can be found here.  My appearances in the media can be found here. Those who are new to the Brazilian context might want to start out at my glossary and my Frequently Asked Questions (currently still under construction).

My scholarly interests center on public opinion, political behavior, and vote buying, with secondary interests in migration and methodology. I often write on Brazilian politics, but I also have written about politics elsewhere in the Americas, including the U.S.

My non-scholarly interests center on soccer, particularly Liverpool FC and Palmeiras, and board games. My non-scholarly non-interests center on sertanejo and reggaeton. I have a year-old cat whose name is Fabrício Queiroz Laranja Lloyd, or Larry for short.