I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. I graduated from the University of Richmond (VA) with a triple major in International Studies, Economics, and Latin American and Iberian Studies and obtained an M.A. in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in 2014.

I am interested in political parties and party organizations, regimes and regime change in East Central Europe and Latin America. My secondary research interests include welfare policy and the political economy of the two regions.

Thematic Interests

Political parties and institutions in Eastern Europe and Latin America; political voting behavior; the fractionalization of the right and post-EU integration politics in Central and Eastern Europe; welfare policy and political economy of Eastern Europe and Latin America


Upcoming Events


February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness


February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría


February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Francisco Goldman


February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet