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.
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