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 investigates two broad 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 of human rights? 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. My research on the relationship between elections and conflict is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics

You can find my CV here.