Welcome

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University, where I am also a Lecturer on Government and Social Studies and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. I defended my dissertation in June 2020 from Harvard’s Government Department.  I study comparative politics and the political economy of development, with a focus on local-level political accountability in developing countries, particularly in Latin America.  My dissertation and book project examines how voters hold their elected officials accountable in contexts where institutions and political parties are weak. I use surveys, experimental, qualitative and quantitative data, and text analysis. A single-authored article based on my dissertation is forthcoming at the Journal of Politics