I am a social scientist and applied statistician specialized in the quantitative analysis of social and political behavior.

My academic research explores the fragility of political representation. I have written about the limits of political accountability when voters are faced with conflicting dimensions of representation, and about how social media amplifies the offline biases of political participation. I am also interested in the relation between the monopoly of violence and democratic stability. My research has appeared in Political Science Research and Methods, Public Opinion Quarterly or the European Journal of Political Economy, among others. I have also authored an introduction to incomplete data analysis for social scientists.

I am a member of the editorial board of Politikon, where I blog about how technology and Internet affect politics and the way we interact with each other.

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I currently serve as Data Science Lead in the Statistics and Survey Methodology Unit of Westat where I provide expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of tools to support faster and more efficient collection of survey data, and advice projects areas on research design and analysis with organic and enriched data. Before that, I worked as statistician at the Scientific Research Group of YouGov in the San Francisco area.

I received my MA and Ph.D. in Politics from New York University. Before that, I graduated in Social Sciences (MA) and History (BA and MA). More information can be found in my CV.


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