I am Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. During the 2016-2017 academic year I will be a visiting scholar at the Program on Democracy at Yale University.
I study the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on Latin America. My research interests include elections, clientelism, corruption, and patronage politics. My current research focuses on one of the mechanisms that undermines the quality of democratic politics in developing countries —the political use of public employment. In May 2013, I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. During the 2012-2013 academic year, I was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank.
My research has appeared or is forthcoming in American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Latin American Research Review, and Political Analysis.Contact Information Political Science Department Tulane University 6823 St. Charles Avenue Norman Mayer Building, Room 311 New Orleans, LA 70118 Email: email@example.com Phone: (504) 862-8306