I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh and a visiting researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies. My research interests include political institutions, party competition, representation, and political behavior.
My dissertation research focuses on political accountability for corruption and the institutional and contextual factors that influence voter responses to political elite's exposed corruption. I use a mixed-methods approach in my research, incorporating original experimental and text data with survey and qualitative data gathered during more than a year of field research.
My research has been supported by the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, the Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the Alfredo and Luz Maria Gutierrez Fellowship, the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and the German Exchange Studies Foundation (DAAD).
Department of Political Science
University of Pittsburgh
4600 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260