PhD in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (2007); Master’s in Political Science, Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute (IUPERJ) (2000); Bachelor’s in Law, Santa Catarina Federal University (1999).
Joined the FGV faculty in July 2013, after working as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Rutgers Political Science Department, New Jersey State University (2011–2013); Visiting Fellow at Princeton (2006–2007) and Yale (2010), and Visiting Professor at the Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute (IUPERJ) (2008–2009) and Princeton (2009–2011). He has published papers in some of the leading international Political Science journals, such as: the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Politics, as well as Latin American Studies: Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, and Journal of Latin American Studies, among others.
Fields of Interest
- Parties and Elections in Latin America
- Measurement and Meaning of Ideology
- Political Determinants and Impacts of Social Programs
- Research Designs for Causal Inference