Cristiana Maglia is a political science PhD student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Brazil. She is a Recognised Student at the Latin American Centre under the supervision of Prof. Timothy Power, for two terms, between October 2018 and March 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations, both from UFRGS. Her thesis title is “New right-wing Parties in Brazil: Legislation, Electoral Market and Political Ideology”, supervised by Prof. Paulo Peres (UFRGS). The main focus of her research is the relation between ideology and political system fragmentation, focusing on right-wing parties in Brazil, between 1990 and 2018. Her main research interests are Political Parties, Ideology, Institutionalism, and Paradigms in Political Science.