I am a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane University's Center for Inter-American Policy & Research (CIPR). I received my Ph.D in political science from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) in the spring of 2017.

Since July 2018 I will be an assistant professor at Universidad de O'Higgins's, Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, in Chile.


My primary subfield is the political economy of development of Latin America. My research extends across several substantive areas, including state capacities, vote-buying and political development. I also have a strong interest in political methodology. In my work, I leverage observational, experimental and statistical methods (linear, non-linear, hierarchical, time-series and Bayesian econometrics), but also historical institutionalist approaches. My teaching interests include political economy, Latin American politics, comparative politics, epistemology, and political methodology, all at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

wordcloud of my research


Center for Inter-American Policy & Research.

Tulane University.