I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Associate Director of the UMASS's Center for Public Opinion. I also serve as the co-principal investigator of the Mexican Election Study (ENEM-CIDE) , which is part of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame where I was also a PhD Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
My research interests include survey research methodology, public opinion formation, and political behavior. My main line of research sheds light on the influence of political campaigns on voting behavior. I study the influence of partisanship, affective polarization, and motivated reasoning on voters' electoral behavior. I also participate in collaborative research projects aiming to understanding why voters support corrupt politicians in Latin America, vote-buying/clientelism, and voters' commitment to democracy in a context of democratic backsliding.
My academic work has been published in Public Opinion Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública, Política y Gobierno, Revista Mexicana de Opinión Pública, among other journals.
You can also find my electoral analysis in the Taller de Datos (Revista Nexos).