(Conditionally Accepted). BERT, RoBERTa or DeBERTa? Comparing Performance Across Transformer Models in Political Science Text. Journal of Politics.

(2023). The Rush To Personalize: Power Concentration After Failed Coups in Dictatorships. British Journal of Political Science.

(2023). Et Tu, Brute? Wealth Inequality and the Political Economy of Authoritarian Replacement. Studies in Comparative International Development.

(2022). Spikes and Variance: Using Google Trends to Detect and Forecast Protest. Political Analysis.

(2021). Will I die of coronavirus? Google Trends data reveal that politics determine virus fears. PLOS ONE.

(2021). Wealth Wars: How Productivity Gaps Explain Democratic Erosion in Advanced Democracies. European Political Science Review.

(2021). How do shocks realign interest group lobbying in congress? Evidence from ecuador. Journal of Legislative Studies.

(2020). Institutions as Signals: How Dictators Consolidate Power in Times of Crisis. Comparative Politics.

(2019). Where In The World Is My Tweet: Detecting Irregular Removal Patterns On Twitter. PLOS ONE 13(9): e0203104..

(Forthcoming). Personalism in Dictatorships: Disentangling the Process of Power Accumulation Over Time. In Research Handbook on Authoritarianism, edited by Natasha Lindstaedt and Jeroen Van den Bosch. Wiley.

(2020). Big Relational Data: Network-Analytic Measurement, in The Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations. SAGE.

Current Projects

. Using Transformers to Identify Overt and Covert Racism in Spanish. Revise and resubmit.

. Does social media promote democratic backsliding? Under Review.

. Trajectories of Personalism in Dictatorship. Under Review.

. How biased are you, GPT-3? Assessing Question and Answer Bias in GPT-3. In Progress.

. Whom to Appoint? Analyzing Cabinet Formation and Change in Dictatorship. In Progress.


At Purdue, I teach the following courses:

  • POL 501: Introduction to Political Methodology
  • POL 491: The Rise and Fall of Dictators
  • POL 141: Governments of the World (Intro to CP)
  • SCLA 102: Democracy, Citizenship and Civic Duty