I am a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics at QMUL's Department of Politics.
I obtained my MSc and PhD from the Department of Political Science, University College London, with a thesis studying the role of online social capital on electoral behaviour. I also hold a law degree (J.D.) from PUC Chile. Prior to joining Queen Mary, I was a Lecturer in Politics at Newcastle University (2016-2017), and an ESRC postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde, working as part of the team behind the Representative Audit of Britain project, part of Parliamentary Candidates UK.
My research interests include political behaviour, comparative politics, social media and politics, and political methodology. My doctoral research aimed to provide a general theory of online social capital and its effects on political participation. My research now focuses on electoral politics, elite politics (candidates and legislators), techniques for latent variable estimation, and innovative forms of community engagement and participation