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About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate 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, with a special focus on Latin America. I am interested in understanding why candidates personalize their election campaigns, why people look at candidates’ characteristics when making voting decisions, and how election campaigns shape political attitudes and behaviors. I am also interested in understanding people’s political involvement, both online and offline.

In Chile, my home country, I am affiliated with the Centro de Investigación en Comunicación, Literatura y Observación Social (CICLOS) at Universidad Diego Portales, the Núcleo Milenio para el estudio de la Política, Opinión Pública y Medios en Chile (MEPOP), and the Training Data Lab, a research group that focuses on data science applications in social sciences.

You can download my CV here.