I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and a M.S. Candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles where I specialize in political psychology, comparative political behavior, ethnic and racial studies, and quantitative methods. My dissertation research examines the differences in political attitudes and behavior between racial groups in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States. Previously, I earned an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social Sciences, both from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Funded by the UCLA Diversity Initiative, I am currently a Graduate Student Researcher designing the content structure and developing teaching materials for an introductory course to statistical reasoning with a focus on racial inequalities.
Aside my doctoral work, I am also interested in the current rise of authoritarianism worldwide, attitudes toward immigration, and values change. On the methodological side, I specialize in quantitative data analysis with a focus on multivariate regression models, measurement, and latent variable modeling.
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