I am an assistant professor at the Center for International Studies at El Colegio de México (Colmex) in Mexico City. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I specialize in comparative political behavior and political economy, with a focus on Latin American countries. My research interests include the electoral implications of economic informality, the political economy of social protection, and the persistence and effectiveness of clientelistic strategies in the developing world.

My current research focuses on the political consequences of labor markets and income insecurity in young democracies. In my dissertation, I analyzed the effect of economic informality on political behavior and party strategies.