I am a research fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien) and at the Department of Political Science, Lund University. Prior to this, I was a post-doctoral researcher affiliated with the project “State-Making and the Origins of Global Order in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond” (STANCE) also at Lund University.
My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics, political development, and democratic theory, with regional specializations on the politics of Latin America and Western Europe.
I am particularly interested in political inequality and its effects on democracy and development. Most of my work to this date can be grouped under three more specific topics:
- the effect of political inequality on processes of state formation;
- the development of deliberative systems from a historical institutionalist perspective; and
- the tensions between state sovereignty and the rights of non-citizens.
My research has been published or is forthcoming at Comparative Political Studies, Politics & Gender, Politics & Society, Oxford University Press, Toronto University Press, Edward Elgar Press, and the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.
I moonlight as a novelist. My first book of fiction, La frase negra, was published by Ediciones ERA in Mexico in 2007.