Welcome!

I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in August 2019. I am currently a Research Fellow in the Governance Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. My research centers on gender and politics in Latin America, with a specific emphasis on party politics, religious institutions, and social movements. My book project, Party Competition, the Catholic Church and Moral Gender Policy in Mexico analyzes Latin America’s puzzling variation in reproductive health and family policy through an empirical focus on subnational Mexico.

I completed twelve months of dissertation fieldwork in the capitals of four Mexican states—Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Yucatán and Mexico City—in the fall of 2016. I have also conducted field research in Montevideo, Uruguay, which resulted in a recently published article in Social Politics. Beyond these projects, I also have an interest in gender violence, in particular reproductive violence, femicide, and violence against sexual minorities. A chapter on the incarceration of women for abortion-related crimes in Mexico was recently published in the edited volume Gender, Global Health, and Violence, eds. Catia Confortini and Tiina Vaittinen, Rowman and Littlefield 2019.

I hold a B.A. in Development Studies from the Department of Government at Uppsala University and a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before coming to the IDS, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence at the Freie Universität zu Berlin. My work has appeared in Development and Change, Social Politics, and is forthcoming in Latin American Politics and Society.