I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Methodology and Data Science at the Department of Politics, University of Virginia, and I recently received a PhD in Political Science at Washington University in Saint Louis. I will be joining the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University as Assistant Professor in Political Methodology in the Summer of 2017. I will also be affiliated to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative.
In a nutshell, my research uses Bayesian statistics to uncover the effects of political institutions on elite and citizen behavior. I have a particular interest in the measurement of complex concepts, the analysis of multilevel data structures, the application of texts-as-data, and the empirical implications of theoretical models.
How political institutions affect the correspondence between the policies that citizens and representatives desire and the outcomes that democratic governments produce is the core concern that motivates my research agenda. In 2016, one of my collaborative projects was awarded the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for research in Women and Politics.
Prior to starting the Ph.D. program at Washington University, I conducted over 110 interviews with national legislators, justices, and public officials. I am also a Fulbright Alumni and an International Exchange Alumni with the U.S. Department of State. I received my B.A. in Political Science in Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.