Magna Inácio is associate professor of Political Science and former director of its Centre for Legislative Studies (CEL-DCP) at the Universidade Federal de Minas Geraisl (UFMG). Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Oxford (2012), she holds a PhD in Political Science from UFMG (2006), and has conducted extensive comparative research on executive politics and the presidency, coalition politics, and Executive-Legislative relations. Currently, she has been working in a cross--national research on institutional presidencies in Latin America countries. Inácio co-edited, with Lucio Rennó, Legislativo Brasileiro em Perspectiva Comparada, and, with Fatima Anastasia et al, Elites Parlamentares na América Latina. She has published in journals such as Presidential Studies Quarterly, America Hoy, Journal of Politics in Latin America and Brazilian Political Science Review.