|I am Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston University. My research examines electoral politics and political behavior in Latin America, focusing on topics such as accountability, campaigns, religion, and the mass media. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and have been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. During the 2017-18 academic year I will be on leave from BU as a Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.
My book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. My next book project is tentatively entitled Serving God and Man: Evangelicals and Electoral Politics in Latin America. With F. Daniel Hidalgo and Marcus Melo, I recently completed a field experiment, "Accountability and Incumbent Performance in the Brazilian Northeast."