I am an assistant professor of political science at Dickinson College. I received my Ph.D in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Spring of 2015. My primary subfield is comparative politics, with a focus on social movements and political parties, and a regional concentration in Latin America.
The question of how those on the political margins organize and induce social and political change is the most intellectually stimulating issue for me, and the focus of my teaching and research. Drawing on extensive field work in Bolivia, my current research addresses the relationships between grassroots movements and the governing Movement Toward Socialism (MAS). This is part of a longer-term research agenda that looks at sources of variation within and between parties to strengthen the field’s understanding of the divergent patterns of articulation between social bases and political parties and other modes of representation. This agenda includes cases such as Brazil’s Workers' Party (PT), Uruguay’s Broad Front (FA), and South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC).
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