Inaki Sagarzazu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Political Science
Iñaki Sagarzazu is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Dr. Sagarzazu received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 2010 and joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2016. Prior to joining Tech Dr. Sagarzazu was a Lecturer in Comparative Politics (Assistant Professor) at the University of Glasgow and a Post-Doctoral fellow at Nuffield College - University of Oxford.
His current research focuses on understanding what shapes political communications and what are its consequences. In particular what is the effect that institutions have on the dynamics of issue politics, and how do these dynamics affect individual voters. Other research projects involve developing and using content analysis techniques for understanding different political problems (such as issue attention in political speeches, court decisions, etc) and understanding Venezuelan Politics.
His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, West European Politics, Political Science Research & Methods, Latin American Politics & Society, and Policy Studies Journal as well as in several book chapters in edited volumes.
Dr. Sagarzazu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American politics and political communications. He also teaches graduate courses quantitative text analysis.