About me

I am currently a PhD candidate in Social Research Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), supervised by Jon Jackson and Jouni Kuha. I am also a Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Research Methods at University College London (UCL).

As a quantitative social scientist, I work with topics related to criminology and sociology. My research interests include public attitudes towards legal institutions, procedural justice theory, police-citizen encounters, criminal policy, and legal cynicism. Specifically, I investigate whether interactions between power-holders and subordinates are associated with attitudinal changes and the extent to which inappropriate police behaviour, including aggressive and violent policing, can lead to the reproduction of legal cynicism. Most of my research relies upon survey data to measure constructs related to legal attitudes and I am particularly interested in panel survey designs to model changes in public opinion.

I am very interested in social research methods, especially when it comes to teaching. I am generally keen on teaching topics related to research design, quantitative methods, and statistical software. My main methodological interests in quantitative social science include longitudinal data analysis, latent variable modelling and measurement, survey methods, causal inference, and R programming.

Prior to joining LSE, I was a researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo (NEV-USP), where I still collaborate as a Research Fellow. In 2015, I was a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Basque Country/Spain. I received both my BA in Social Sciences (2013) and my MA in Sociology (2016) from the University of São Paulo (USP).