I am a Senior Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. Currently, I’m affiliated to the INVEST Research Flagship. I also serve as an Associate Editor of the Social Science journal (Springer).

Before joining University of Turku, I was an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Chile. Previously, I served as a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA, U.S.). I received my PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.) in the spring of 2017.

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My primary subfield is the political economy of inequality, democratic development and clientelism. As an applied methodologist I also have a strong interest in statistical as well as experimental methods (lab and survey-based).

My research is either forthcoming, or has been published in Electoral Studies, the European Journal of Political Economy, Acta Politica, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Regional Science, Policy and Practice and Revista de Ciencia Politica.


Upcoming Talks

  • Midwest Political Science Association Meeting (MPSA): April 13-16, 2023; Chicago, IL, U.S.

  • Latin American Studies Association Meeting (LASA): May 24-27, 2023; Vancouver, Canada.

  • European Political Science Association Meeting (EPSA): June 22-24, 2023; Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Italian Political Science Association (SISP): September 14-16, 2023. Genova, Italy.


University of Turku, Finland