Welcome! I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Varieties of Democracy Institute at the University of Gothenburg. I specialize in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on human rights, international organizations, and democratic institutions. My research on the relationship between elections and conflict is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics.
My research answers two questions: (1) under what conditions do democratic institutions reduce human rights violations and political violence; and (2) how can international organizations facilitate democracy and mitigate state repression? I use a variety of methods to answer these questions, including cross-national statistical analysis and survey experiments. My research applies across countries, though I am especially interested in Latin America and the United States.