I am a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. My research interests are broadly focused on questions of state capacity and citizenship. My regional focus on Latin America allows me to explore these questions in the context of new democracies, high levels of crime and violence, as well as profound inequalities. My current research examines the politics of coercive institutions in democracies.
I received my Ph.D. in Politics and Social Policy from Princeton University and my B.A. in Politics and Latin American Studies from New York University.