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 parties, candidate selection, political institutions, gender and politics, and electoral manipulation in developing countries, with a focus on Latin America. My work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, 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.