I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. I received my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. I have broad research interests in comparative political behavior and elections. My current work analyzes how different aspects of the political environment shape citizens' attitudes and political behavior. In particular, my research investigates the institutional and contextual factors that have an impact on political engagement. My previous research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, the European Journal of Political Research, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and in the Journal of Politics in Latin America.
Paper on the rise of political newcomers in executive elections worldwide forthcoming in EJPR.
22 August 2016
Paper on female executive candidates and female political engagement forthcoming in PRQ.
18 July 2016