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Senior Lecturer in Politics, Queen Mary University of London

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


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Newcastle University


  • 2016 
    University College London, PhD in Political Science
  • 2011 
    University College London, MSc Democracy and Democratisation


  • 2013
    Politica, Is the Internet Changing our Conception of Democracy? an analysis of Internet use During protests and Its effect on the perception of Democracy