I am an assistant professor of political science and Latin American studies at Dickinson College. I received my Ph.D in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 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 social 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. My research has been published in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Democracy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Latin American Politics and Society.
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