I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Stanford University and incoming Assistant Professor at Brown University. I received my Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania in August 2020. I am interested in comparative politics, political economy and quantitative methods.
My research examines current threats to the legitimacy of the state. In my dissertation and book project, I study how criminal organizations are expanding to the richest countries in the world and the consequences of this infiltration on politics. Strong states face important challenges also in the management of immigration. I ask what causes clashes between natives and migrants and how these fractures can be healed, and integration policies be promoted without backlash.