I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Harvard University, where I am affiliated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).
I study how democracy works in places that have powerful criminal organizations. My dissertation project examines what I call criminal electioneering: deliberate attempts by criminal organizations to influence democratic elections.
In other ongoing projects, I explore a range of related topics, including police recruitment, party survival, policy switching, and the rise and fall of political establishments. My regional focus is on Latin America.
At Harvard, I have served as a Teaching Fellow for courses on formal theory, research design, and comparative politics. Previously, I helped run the Political Violence Workshop and served as a Co-President of the Government Department’s Graduate Student Association.