I am a Research Officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science‘s International Inequalities Institute. I received a Ph.D. in Political Science and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to join the LSE, I was a Lecturer in Quantitative Social Science at Cardiff University in 2020-21 and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sciences Po Paris in 2018-19.
I work in the fields of political psychology, public opinion, and quantitative methods. My research examines individual- and contextual-level determinants of political attitudes and participation, with a special interest in cross-national survey data analysis. Methodologically, I am interested in survey methodology, latent variable modeling, measurement and dimensionality, and multivariate data analysis.
My interests span across multiple fields — as diverse as political behavior, intergroup relations, and international security — informed by a political psychological perspective. Recent research has focused on authoritarianism, right-wing populism, political attitudes, ethnic and racial studies, survey research, and measurement issues in comparative research.
Previously, I earned an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social Sciences, both from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.