I'm an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Trinity College. I'm interested in comparative politics and political economy with a focus on Latin America.
My book project looks at how agrarian elites organize to influence policy making in Latin American democracies. I compare landowners' electoral strategies to block redistributive threats in Argentina, Brazil and Chile since the Third Wave democratic transitions.
I also study, together with Prof. Candelaria Garay (HKS), the political determinants of deforestation in the Argentine Chaco Forest. Our research analyzes sub-national differences in the enforcement of forest protection laws paying especial attention to how local actors shape the design and implementation of both federal and state-level environmental regulations.
I hold a Ph. D. in Political Science from Harvard University, a M.A in Political Science from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires.