About me

I am currently a PhD candidate in Social Research Methods at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), supervised by Jon Jackson and Jouni Kuha. I am also an Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis at the Department of Political Science, University College London (UCL) until June 2021. Starting this Summer, I’ll be a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre for Social Investigation (CSI) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

As a quantitative social scientist, I work with topics related to criminology and sociology. My research interests include the legitimacy of the law and the legal institutions, overpolicing and underpolicing, procedural justice theory, police-citizen encounters, legal cynicism and neighbourhood effects, long-term consequences of exposure to (gun and police) violence, and criminal justice policy. In my doctoral research, I use longitudinal survey data to investigate whether police contact is associated with changes in legal attitudes and the extent to which inappropriate police behaviour – including perceptions of police intrusiveness and violence and cynicism about police protection – shapes attitudes towards legal authority, with particular focus on high-crime contexts. 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 measurement, panel data modelling, causal inference with observational data, spatial data models, and R programming.

From September 2019 to February 2020, I was Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Research Methods at University College London (UCL). 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).