Damarys Canache

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Research Interests

  • Public Opinion and Behavior
  • Latin American Politics


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Sociology, Universidad Catolica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Canache, Damarys, Matthew Cawvey, Matthew Hays, and Jeffery J Mondak “Personality and Victimization in the Americas.” 2018. International Review of Victimology 24: 123-39. International Review of Victimology 24 2018, p. 123-139.
Bloeser, Andrew, Damarys Canache, Dona-Gene Mitchell, Jeffery J Mondak, and Emily Poore The Temporal Consistency of Personality Effects: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey Political Psychology 36 2015, p. 331-340.
Mondak, Jeffery J, Matthew Hayes, and Mitchell A Seligson Determinants of Perceived Skin-Color Discrimination in Latin America Journal of Politics 2014.
Canache, Damarys, and Jeffery J Mondak Personality and Political Culture in the American States Political Research Quarterly 67 2014, p. 26-41.
Canache, Damarys, Matthew Hayes, Jefferey J Mondak, and Sergio C Wals Openness, Extraversion and the Intention to Emigrate Journal of Research in Personality 47 2013.
Canache, Damarys Citizens’ Conceptualizations of Democracy: Structural Complexity, Substantive Content and Political Significance Comparative Political Studies 45 2012, p. 1132-1148.
Canache, Damarys The Meanings of Democracy in Venezuela: Citizen Perceptions and Structural Change Latin American Politics and Society 54 2012, p. 95-122.
Mondak, Jeffery J, Damarys Canache, Mitchell A Seligson, and Matthew V Hibbing The Participatory Personality: Evidence from Latin America Bristish Journal of Political Science 41 2011, p. 211-21.
Jeffery, Mondak J, Damarys Canache, Mitchell A Seligson, Matthew V Hibbing, and Mary R Anderson Personality and Civic Engagement: An Integrative Framework for the Study of Trait Effects on Political Behavior American Political Science Review 104 2010, p. 85-110.

Book Contributions

Mondak, Jeffery J, Matthew Hayes, and Damarys Canache Biological and Psychological Influences on Political Trust Handbook on Political Trust edited by van der Meer Tom, edited by Sonja Zmerli. Biological and Psychological Influences on Political Trust Edited by van der Meer Tom, Edited by Sonja Zmerli, Northamptom Edward Elgar 2017, p. 143-160.


Canache, Damarys Venezuela: Public Opinion and Protest in a Fragile Democracy. Coral Glabes North-South Center Press at the University of Miami. 2002.
Reinventing Legitimacy: Democracy and Political Change in Venezuela edited by Canache Damarys, edited by Michael Kulisheck. Edited by Canache Damarys, Edited by Michael Kulisheck, Westport Greenwood Press 1998.

In The News

  • Professor Damarys Canache studies the politics and public opinion in Venezuela. After a recent trip to Venezuela, she spoke with the News Bureau about the country's ongoing crisis.