I am a PhD candidate in Political Science
Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development
at the University of California, Berkeley. Starting Fall 2020, I will be an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
In my dissertation project, I examine the emergence as well as the political and social
effects of indigenous autonomy in the Americas. This project won the 2020 APSA Best Fieldwork Award. I also have published or have forthcoming work on
local governance in Latin America, methods for causal inference, and the regulation of gig economy labor in the United States.
All of my work employs a multi-method approach, using experimental and natural experimental data as well as extensive interviewing and archival research.
My CV can be found here
Prior to coming to Berkeley, I completed a Master's in Latin American Studies at the
University of Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge scholar.
I also hold a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied as a
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.