Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Rochester. During 2018-2019, I will be a postdoctoral associate in political science at New York University Abu Dhabi. Starting in Fall 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.
My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. More specifically, I am interested in political institutions, electoral competition, and party strategy in developing democracies, with a focus on Latin America. In my dissertation, I use both formal theory and quantitative methods to analyze the dynamics and consequences of institutional change within political parties, with an emphasis on candidate selection rules. Additionally, I am actively engaged in a series of papers on the political economy of electoral manipulation, and was recently invited to revise and resubmit one of them at the American Political Science Review.
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