Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Associate in political science at New York University Abu Dhabi. Starting in Fall 2019, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.
My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. More specifically, I am interested in political institutions, electoral competition, and party strategy in developing democracies, with a focus on Latin America. In my dissertation, I use both formal theory and quantitative methods to analyze the dynamics and consequences of institutional change within political parties, with an emphasis on candidate selection rules. Additionally, I am actively engaged in a series of papers on the political economy of electoral manipulation, one of which is forthcoming at the American Political Science Review.
I received my PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 2018. I also hold a B.A. 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.