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, democracy and development, populism, religion and politics, civil, political and social inclusion


SWP Publications (selection):

Claudia Zilla, Madeleyne Aguilar Andrade

Bolivia after the 2020 General Elections

Despite the Return to Power of the MAS, a New Political Era Could Be About to Begin

SWP Comment 2020/C 55, November 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C55

Claudia Zilla

Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

The President, the People, and Democracy under Pressure

SWP Comment 2020/C 36, July 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C36

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

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.
Claudia Zilla

Bolsonaro, sin luna de miel

in: Nueva Sociedad, 04.06.2019 (online).
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
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

Corona como metáfora

in: Agenda Pública, El País, 04.09.2020 (online).
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

Lars Brozus
(Not) Lost in Foresight

Structuring Futures Complexity in a Politically Meaningful Way


Günther Maihold, Viktoria Reisch
Environmental Rights and Conflicts over Raw Materials in Latin America

The Escazú Agreement Is Ready to Come into Force in 2021