Pablo Oñate is Professor and Chair of Political Science at the University of Valencia. His primary field of research is comparative politics (representation and parliamentary elites; and secondarily elections and electoral behaviour). He is the author and editor of several books and journal articles on these topics. He served as the Secretary-General of the Spanish PSA (2005/2013) and Secretary-General of the LOC of the IPSA 22nd World Congress in Madrid. He was elected president of the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (2014 and 2016). He has also worked for several organizations in the international field (in several Central and Latin-American countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Myanmar) dealing with democratization, institutional reform and electoral system.