I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside
. My research focuses on political methodology
and comparative political behavior
. My interests lie on the intersection of political psychology, political economy, political methodology, computational social science, and the micro- and macro-foundations of political behavior. I investigate the connections between people's socioeconomic conditions, cognitive perceptions
about the socioeconomic environment, and their opinions and behavior. I have conducted national surveys and survey experiments to investigate how different groups react to information about the causes of inequality, the state of the economy, and social demand for welfare policies. See my research page for more details.
My research in political methodology focuses on machine learning, Bayesian statistics, computational methods, and causal inference. I investigate how machine learning approaches can help to overcome methodological challenges in comparative politics. In particular, I have worked with Bayesian models to estimate latent interactive effects in experimental and observational studies in quantitative political analyses. You can find a sample of my published and current working papers here.