I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Labor and Work at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
Before coming to Cornell, I was Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at Dickinson College between 2017-2023. For the 2021-22 academic year, I was a Cisneros Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. I received my Ph.D from the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.
My research focuses on social movements and political parties in Latin America. It has appeared in journals including Politics & Society, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Democracy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Latin American Politics and Society. In addition, my work has been featured in academic blogs such as The Washington Post's Monkey Cage, Foreign Affairs, The Conversation, and American University's AULAblog.
My first book, "When Movements Become Parties" (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series, 2018), examines the origins, evolution, and organizational models of parties formed by social movements. My second book project (with Ken Roberts) provides a new perspective on the causes and consequences of political polarization in Latin America. My other on-going research project (with Candelaria Garay and Jessica Rich) focuses on how social movements shape policy trajectories.
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