Dr. Claudia Zilla

Dr. Claudia Zilla


Research Division: The Americas
Senior Fellow

claudia.zilla(at)swp-berlin.org

Twitter: @claudia_zilla

2012-2019 Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

2014-2015 Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Since 2005 Researcher, Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

Latin America, South America, Development cooperation, Political systems, Regional cooperation and alliances

Foreign policy of Latin American states, German- and European-Latin American relations, South-South cooperation, democracy and development, populism, civil, political and social inclusion


SWP Publications (selection):

Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber

The Constitutional Process in Chile

The South American Country Is Searching for a New Social Contract

SWP Comment 2020/C 17, April 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C17

Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 01, January 2020

doi:10.18449/2020RP01

Claudia Zilla

Venezuela, the Region and the World

Steps for a Possible Way Out of the Crisis

SWP Comment 2019/C 19, April 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C19

Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Latin America

Religious Switching and Its Growing Political Relevance

SWP Comment 2018/C 46, October 2018, 4 Pages
Claudia Zilla

Brazil’s Foreign Policy under Lula

SWP Research Paper 2017/RP 02, September 2016, 32 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Claudia Zilla

De la incertidumbre a la inseguridad en la competencia política. Corrupción, acción penal y violencia política como factores disruptivos en América Latina. Una reflexión preliminar

en: José Reynoso Núñez (Coord.): La democracia en su contexto. Segunda edición renovada en homenaje a Dieter Nohlen en su octogésimo aniversario, México: UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, 2019, pp. 131–141.
Sybille Röhrkasten, Claudia Zilla

O comércio de biocombustível e conversas entre Brasil e UE

in: Economia, parlamentos, desenvolvimento e migrações: as novas dinâmicas bilaterais entre Brasil e Europa, Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Konrad Adenauer, 2012, p. 85-104
Petra Bendel, Michael Krennerich, Claudia Zilla

"Panama"

in: Dieter Nohlen (ed.): Elections in the Americas, Vol. II, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005, pp. 511-541
Claudia Zilla (ed.)

El contexto hace la diferencia

Reformas institucionales y el enfoque histórico empírico

Mexico: UNAM/TRIFE 2003

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Claudia Zilla

Iglesias evangélicas y política en América Latina

in: Agenda Pública, El País, 25.02.2020 (online).

Media quotes (selection):

DW Español

Tiempos convulsos para América Latina

La ola de manifestaciones en Ecuador, Chile, Colombia y Bolivia han forzado a los gobernantes a retirar medidas impopulares o, como es el caso del país altiplánico, la renuncia del presidente Evo Morales. Todo esto sin olvidar la persistente crisis en Venezuela.

in: Programa Especial, DW Español, 25.11.2019 (video).

SWP Comments

Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber
The Constitutional Process in Chile

The South American Country Is Searching for a New Social Contract


Laura von Daniels, Susanne Dröge, Alexandra Bögner
Ways Out of the WTO’s December Crisis

How to Prevent the Open Global Trade Order from Unravelling