I am a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. I study political psychology, public opinion, and political behavior in the Americas and in Europe. My core interests are in the area of political cognition, i.e. in the way individuals acquire, process, store, and apply information about government policies, political parties, and candidates running for offices. I am also interested in methodology with particular emphasis on measurement of politically relevant beliefs and attitudes beyond standard survey self-reports.
My research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Party Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Post-Soviet Affairs, and The Cambridge Handbook of Implicit Bias and Racism. The paper on the centrality of racial and ethnic partisan sorting for affective polarization in U.S. politics co-authored with Nicholas Valentino won the 2018 Best Paper in Political Behavior award by the Midwest Political Science Association. Prior to my appointment at Vanderbilt, I received a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Statistics from the University of Michigan.