Welcome! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. More specifically, I use both formal theory and quantitative methods to study political institutions, electoral competition, gender and politics, and party strategy in developing countries, with a focus on Latin America. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Party Politics.
Previously, I was a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and a postdoctoral associate at New York University Abu Dhabi. I hold a PhD from the University of Rochester and a BA from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). For additional information, please feel free to download a copy of my CV or to contact me.