I am a PhD Student in Political Science at Harvard's Department of Government.


My research concentrates on the nature, the causes, and the consequences of political institutions, particularly on political parties, regimes, and their impacts on human and economic development. My dissertation project studies the formation of "party-based regimes". It offers a global theory that jointly explains why only some autocracies and some democracies are party-based.


Some of my work deals specifically with different aspects of electoral and institutional politics in Brazil and Latin America, from where I come.


I was first trained in the Department of Political Science of the State University of Campinas, in Campinas, Sao Paulo. Before joining Harvard, I completed a Master's Degree in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.