I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. I am also a PhD fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Program PhD scholarship. Prior to joining Notre Dame, I studied both my MA and BS in Political Science in Argentina, and I have been fellow at the Argentine National Council of Scientific and Technical Research and visiting fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada.
My main work has been focused on the dynamic interaction between social movements and political parties. I have studied their patterns of mutual influence in Argentina and Brazil, and I’m currently engaged in a project with Professor Ann Mische to study how parties and leaders reacted to – and took advantage of – anti-partisan protests in the last global wave of contention.
I also have been interested in how organizational forms and cultural traditions inform the ways in which people engage in contentious actions. I studied middle-class contentious repertoires in Argentina, and I’m currently involved in a comparative study of anti-corruption frames and narratives within contentious episodes in Latin America.
Democratization Theory Research Cluster Workshop
PhD Fellows Organize Interdisciplinary Workshop on Corruption
Oct 24, 2019
Scholars from a range of disciplines took part in a recent workshop on corruption that was organized by two Kellogg Institute for International Studies PhD Fellows.
Protest, Anti-partisanship, and Electoral Trajectories: Understanding Brazil in Comparative Perspective
Jan 7, 2019
On November 19, PhD Fellow Tomás Gold presented a work-in-progress with Faculty Fellow Ann Mische at seminar organized by the Political Science Institute of the University of Brasilia as part of a “cycle of reflections” on the Brazilian presidential election in October and November 2018.