I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. I received my PhD in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where I was also a Garza PhD Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. My research interests include survey/experimental methods, public opinion formation, and voting behavior. My main line of research sheds light on the influence of political campaigns on voters’ electoral behavior. I study the role of partisanship as a filter of campaign information as well as motivated reasoning during political campaigns. I also participate in collaborative research projects aiming to understanding why voters support corrupt politicians in Latin America, vote-buying campaign strategies as well as scientific opinion on climate change.
P.O. Box 400787
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Department of Politics
University of Virginia
email: rcastroc [at] nd [dot] edu