I am an assistant professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2014. My research focuses on comparative welfare states, multilevel governance, and Latin America.
I am interested in the process through which social policies are formed and implemented in Latin America and beyond. Additionally, I study the territorial structure of government, with an emphasis on the measurement of the authority of regional governments across countries.
My recent book examines the conditions under which social policies are successfully implemented in decentralized countries. More specifically, I examine how politics and capacity at state and local levels shape the implementation of healthcare and Conditional Cash Transfers. It draws from extensive fieldwork conducted in Brazil and Argentina.
I am currently working on a new project on immigration and social policy in Latin America.
Politics Department, Merrill Faculty Services
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064