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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. 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 newest work studies gender and accountability. I use surveys, experimental, qualitative and quantitative data, and text analysis. My dissertation and book project, which won Harvard's Edward M. Chase Prize, examines how voters hold their elected officials accountable in contexts where institutions and political parties are weak. A single-authored article based on my dissertation has been published at the Journal of Politics