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 held appointments at the University of New Mexico and New York University Abu Dhabi. I received my PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 2018. I also hold a BA in political science from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in my hometown, Mexico City. For additional information, please feel free to download a copy of my CV or to contact me.