I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests lie in Comparative Politics, Electoral Institutions, Legislative Behavior, and Quantitative Text Analysis, with a regional focus on Mexico and Latin America.
My research tries to better understand how electoral institutions affect political behavior, with an emphasis on the mechanisms driving the behavior of individual politicians and parties. I combine observational data, natural experiments, and text-analysis to study the way electoral institutions affect important political outcomes such as political selection, party cohesion, and distributive politics. My research has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Political Science Review, World Politics and Electoral Studies.
I received my PhD from New York University in 2022. My dissertation, Trading Pork for Unity: How Parties Respond to Electoral Reforms in Party-Centered Systems, won the Carl Albert Dissertation Award (2023), given to the best dissertation in legislative studies.
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