I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. I received an M.A. in Political Science from UC Irvine and an M.A. in Communication from Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. I also hold a B.A. Political Science from Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile.
I study comparative political behavior in Latin America, with a special focus on Chile. My research interests include public opinion, election campaigns, media consumption, and political participation. My current research agenda focuses on the personalization of politics in a comparative perspective, especially in Latin America. I am interested in understanding why candidates personalize their election campaigns, why people look at candidates’ characteristics when making vote decisions, and how election campaigns shape political attitudes and behaviors.
In Chile, my home country, I am affiliated with the Centro de Investigación en Comunicación, Literatura y Observación Social (CICLOS) at Universidad Diego Portales and the Núcleo Milenio para el estudio de la Política, Opinión Pública y Medios en Chile (MEPOP). I also collaborate with Plataforma Telar, an initiative that brings together a group of scholars to gather and analyze data from different sources to better understand the Chilean constitutional process.
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