I am an incoming British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics (DPIR) of the University of Oxford.
Currently, I am spending the Fall of 2023 as a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute in the University of Notre Dame. Previously, I worked as a Departmental Lecturer in the Latin American Centre (LAC) of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). During 2022 and 2023, I also served as the Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Keble and St Hugh’s College, Oxford. I am passionate about the political economy of regime change, subnational politics, and democratic institutional design. My research aims to strengthen our understanding of subnational regime variation, paying particular attention to Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and other countries in the Global South.
Methods wise I’m an advocate for ‘theory-grounded eclecticism’. I strongly believe that quantitative literacy is fundamental and that at the core of every ‘useful model’ lies robust historical and case-specific knowledge. In learning and teaching CHA and ‘metrics, I encourage a hands-on and problem-solving approach. In my research, I use a mixed or multi-method approach to hone in on the ‘causes of effects’ & the ‘effect of causes’.
At Oxford, I taught and supervised graduate and undergraduate students. I have also previously worked for Pembroke College, and for the the DPIR as a statistics GTA. In the UK I’ve also worked as a Postdoc at the University of Manchester, and as an Associate Lecturer at the Oxford Brookes University.
I enjoy working out, swimming, and long walks. I’m also a Starcraft 2 fan, and a sci-fi, coffee, and cinema aficionado.
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DPhil in Politics, 2021
University of Oxford
MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), 2017
University of Oxford
BA in Political Science and Public Administration, 2013
Universidad Iberoamericana (CDMX)
I introduce the Index of Subnational Electoral Democracy (ISED) and use it to assess subnational regimes in 9 Latin American countries, the USA, Canada, and India.