Welcome! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University. I recently earned my PhD in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. I study and teach comparative politics with a regional focus on Latin America and developing countries.
My NSF-funded research examines how economic and political inequality affect political support in Latin America. My peer-reviewed research appears in Governance, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. Most recently, my dissertation research on fairness perceptions and satisfaction with democracy was published at Latin American Politics and Society.
My current research projects examine: 1) economic inequality and political support; 2) the underrepresentation of the working class; 3) corruption perceptions; and 4) gender egalitarian attitudes.