Kim Juárez Jensen

Ayacucho Fellow
Cohort
2020 - 2021

ADVISOR: Alberto Díaz-Cayeros

Class of 2021

Born in metropolitan Monterrey, México, and raised in rural Denmark, contrasts and comparisons have always shaped Kim’s personal and academic paths. He earned his B.A. in Political Science in 2020 from the University of Copenhagen with studies abroad in both the US and the UK. Kim earned his B.A. on a thesis titled ‘Farewell Trust? Insights from a Natural Experiment’. The thesis investigates the effects of a real-world corruption scandal on Danish citizen’s levels of institutional trust.

Governance and anti-corruption have not only been at the center of Kim’s academic work but also in his professional life. Kim has worked with anti-corruption and development at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department for Humanitarian Aid, Migration and Civil Society, and in the Danish chapter of Transparency International.

As an M.A. Student at CLAS, Kim hopes to specialize in political economy and expand his line of research on governance, institution building, and anti-corruption efforts to a Latin American context. Kim is also excited about the prospect of learning Portuguese and strolling around Stanford’s beautiful campus.