PhD Cornell University
.Welcome to my web site! I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) in Santiago, Chile.
I research the presidency and gender with a regional focus on Latin America, and I use historical, statistical and experimental methods. My dissertation "Presidentas, Power and Pro-Women Change" won the 2017 Best Dissertation Award: APSA Women and Politics section.
My work has been published or forthcoming in Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society and Politics, Groups and Identities as well as in three edited volumes. I summarize parts of my research agenda in an essay for the Comparative Politics Spring 2017 newsletter http://comparativenewsletter.com/.
I completed fieldwork in Brazil and Chile in 2015 thanks to a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. I also conducted research in Uruguay as a Fulbright undergraduate fellow in 2008.
I recently co-authored a piece with Susan Franceschet for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage on President Michelle Bachelet and Chile's new abortion law: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/30/chiles-president-is-a-woman-and-she-just-scored-a-major-policy-victory-for-women-heres-why-that-matters/?utm_term=.5b4643179b0b.