Teaching

My substantive teaching interests include comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin America relations, the politics of developing countries, public opinion and voting behavior, and political psychology. My methodological teaching interests include  statistical analysis, experiments, qualitative and mixed methods, and research design.

Courses – Individual Instructor

Comparative Politics of Latin America – Colorado College, Spring 2017

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Course Description: This course introduces students to Latin American politics. Specifically, we investigate why a region so rich and diverse geographically, socially, and economically has struggled to consolidate democracy and economic prosperity. During the first half of the course we examine theories of development in a historical context, including modernization theory, dependency theory, corporatism, bureaucratic authoritarianism, and neoliberalism. In the second half of the course we analyze three country cases in light of these theories: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela.

The course aims to enrich students’ understanding of politics and development (or lack thereof) in Latin America and beyond; highlight how politics and economics interact to shape relationships of power; and demonstrate the value of comparison for analyzing complex social problems.

Courses – Teaching Assistant

Statistical Analysis in Political Science
UT Austin, Spring 2015

Statistical Analysis in Political Science I – Graduate Level 
UT Austin, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics
UT Austin, Spring 2014

American Government
UT Austin, Spring 2013

Issues & Policies in American Government: Social Movements
UT Austin, Fall 2012

Invited Talks

“The Persistence of Personalism: The Peronist Identity’s Influence on the Argentine Political System”
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, November 2016

“Political Communications and the Experimental Method”
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, October 2016