Welcome! I am a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. I 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, Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy, Latin American Politics and Society, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities.
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.