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I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford. During the first two years of my my Fellowship I will in residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington DC. My research interests span the fields of comparative democratization, authoritarianism, political parties, contentious politics, and civil resistance, with a particular emphasis on opposition groups. My dissertation was the recipient of the 2021 PSA Lord Bryce Prize for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics

I hold a DPhil (PhD, 2020) from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford (2015). Previously, I obtained my BA in Political Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt.


At Oxford, I have taught Introduction to Politics as a Lecturer in Politics at Lincoln College (2019) and Latin American Politics as a tutor for several colleges. During my doctoral studies, I was a visiting researcher at Princeton University and CIDE (Mexico) and have also worked for the German development cooperation in Peru, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica and the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch in Washington DC.

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