I am an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in August 2023 and completed my Master's in Political Science at the University of São Paulo in August 2016.
My research addresses questions concerning political representation in developing and consolidated democracies. I apply a political economy approach to develop and test theories about elections. I am particularly interested in explaining how political context affects the decisions made by political elites and voting behavior. With this goal in mind, my work explores political dynamics underlying voting choice, electoral competition, and changes in electoral systems. To study these topics, I also develop and improve appropriate quantitative methods. I am a comparativist who also studies U.S. elections and believe connecting Comparative and American Politics is a crucial bridge for research in political science.
Currently, I am working on multiple projects that study electoral institutions and competition among candidates and parties, radicalization and accountability, partisan realignment, electoral reforms, and political connections between representatives and their constituencies.