I am interested in understanding how and why individuals come to participate in political activities in the countries where they live. I am especially interested in understanding the institutional factors that lead to the inclusion or exclusion of marginal or vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, the poor, or, in certain contexts, women. I have explored these questions in the context of Mexico, cross-nationally in Latin America, and among undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
- Bachelor of Arts, CARLETON COLLEGE
- Master of Arts, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARB
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan
Poverty of Democracy: the Institutional Roots of Political Participaiton in Mexico, University of Pittsburgh Press (2010)