Milena Ang Collan Granillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science and Geography

Milena Ang Collan Granillo


Milena Ang holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in the political economy of development, especially corruption and corruption prosecution. Her dissertation project studied the causes and consequences of strategic deployment of corruption prosecutions against high-level politicians. Dr. Ang has extensive research methods teaching.


  • POL 2693 Designing Research in Political Science 
  • GLA 5103 / POL 5103 Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Democratization
  • Corruption
  • Corruption prosecution
  • The criminal justice systems of recently transitioned countries
  • Empirical methods - particularly hierarchical models


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago (2017).
  • B.A. Political Science, CIDE, Mexico City (2008).

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Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials