Sergi Martínez

Sergi Martínez

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Bobst Center - Princeton University


I am a Postdoc at Princeton University’s Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. I received my PhD from the European University Institute’s Department of Social and Political Sciences in June 2022. I was a visiting researcher at the NYU Wilf Family Department of Politics during the fall 2021 semester.

My research interest lies in the fields of comparative politics, HPE, and international relations, and I am currently writing on the legacy of conflict and authoritarian regimes on identities and behaviors.

On this website, you can find more information About me and my Research. Part of this work has been published or recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and PLoS one.

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About me

I am a political scientist from Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona. My research explores how political behavior and culture result from conflict, authoritarian experiences, and social norms. I also have a keen curiosity about topics determining social and memory policies.

I am interested in quantitative methods, especially causal inference designs. I fancy using original data in my work. I have participated in designing survey instruments and intensive data collection fieldwork on novel measures of political behavior. The joint projects with
Vicente Valentim and Elias Dinas on public expressions of national identity are two examples of it. I also enjoy gathering, digitizing, and working with archival data, as I did for my projects on the consequences of Francoist repression on political behavior in Galicia and the Basque Country. A new project that includes digitizing data on political and conflict mobilization with Giacomo Lemoli has been funded by NYU’s Identities and Ideologies project.

My research has been featured at Kathimerini, in Greece,, in Canada, and, Cadena Ser and RTVE, in Spain.

You can follow my lamentations on F.C. Barcelona on Twitter at @sergisme