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I am an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Methods 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. 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.

My research addresses questions concerning political representation in developing and consolidated democracies. I apply a political economy approach to formulate 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 develop and improve appropriate quantitative methods. 

Currently, I am working on multiple projects that study electoral institutions and competition among candidates and parties, political radicalization and accountability, partisan realignment, electoral reforms, and electoral connections between representatives and their constituencies.

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