Starting on February 2018, I will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sciences Po Paris. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
I work in the fields of political psychology, public opinion, and quantitative methods. My research examines individual-, group-level, and contextual-level determinants of political attitudes and participation, with an emphasis on cross-national survey data analysis. Methodologically, I specialize in survey methodology, latent variable modeling, dimensionality and measurement, and multivariate data analysis.
My interests span across multiple fields — as diverse as political behavior, intergroup relations, and international relations — informed by a political psychological perspective. Recent research has focused on race and ethnicity, survey research, and measurement issues in comparative research. I am currently working on the following projects: (i) Political attitudes and race in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States; (ii) Multidimensional measurement of institutional trust; (iii) Authoritarianism and attitudes toward immigration; and (iv) Public opinion and perceptions toward nuclear weapons in Europe.
In other ongoing projects, I am interested in the current worldwide rise of authoritarianism worldwide, racial classification in Brazil, group stereotypes, and generational values change.
Previously, I earned an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social Sciences, both from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
You can find my Google Scholar profile here.