I am an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. I received a PhD in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from the University of Notre Dame (2015). During the 2015–2016 academic year, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University.
My research focuses on political behavior and comparative politics, and it seeks to improve our understanding of how elections and electoral accountability work. I am currently working on research projects related to misinformation, public opinion, and corruption. My primary region of interest is Latin America, with particular emphasis on Brazil. I am a member of the EGAP network and I am also interested in experimental research design and survey methods. I have conducted survey experiments in countries such as Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. My work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society. I have a co-authored book published by Cambridge University Press (2023) that examines the causes and consequences of anti-corruption judicial crusades in Latin America.
Prior to attending Notre Dame, I earned a masters degree in Political Science at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a BA from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), and I was an exchange student at the University of Texas at Austin.