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 research has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, the European Journal of Political Research, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, and many other journals.
Paper "Community Size, Social Capital, and Political Participation in Latin America" forthcoming in Political Behavior (with Shaun Bowler).
7 May 2018
Paper "Violence, Insecurity, and Religiosity: A Multilevel Analysis of 71 Countries" forthcoming in Terrorism and Political Violence (with Ajay Verghese).
15 April 2018
2018 SGEU Conference (Sciences Po Paris)
13-15 June 2018
LASA Annual Conference (Barcelona)
23-26 May 2018
Research Workshop "Criminal and Political Violence in Mexico and Central America" (UCSD)
3-4 May 2018
MPSA Annual Meeting (Chicago)
5-8 April 2018