Welcome to my website! I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. I received my PhD from the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2019, specializing in comparative politics and data science. I was also a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University. You can reach me at timoneda[at]purdue[dot]edu.
My substantive research centers on authoritarian regimes and democratic backsliding. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of personalism in dictatorship and democracy in the digital age. My methods work applies big data methods and novel natural language processing algorithms to key substantive questions in comparative politics, such as the evolution of Rafael Trujillo's personalist rule in the Dominican Republic or how democratically elected leaders subvert democracy using social media. You'll find more information on my research below.
PhD in Political Science, 2019
UMD College Park
MPhil in Latin American Studies, 2011
Oxford University, St Antony's College
At Purdue, I teach the following courses:
I was also a teaching assistant for the following graduate level courses at University of Maryland: