Bianca Vaz Mondo is a Doctoral Student at the Hertie School of Governance. Her doctoral research focuses on the impact of democratic accountability on corruption. Her broader research interests include comparative research on corruption and anti-corruption policies, democracy and local governance. She previously worked as a research associate for the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project at the Hertie School of Governance. She holds a BA in International Relations from University of São Paulo and an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance.