Current Research Activities
My current research investigates 2 main research questions: (1) What are the determinants of affective and programmatic polarization?, and (2) What explains the electoral rise of authoritarian populist parties in developing democracies?
Research Connections to Current Events
My research agenda investigates the determinants of two of the most important phenomena affecting new and developing democracies: political polarization and authoritarian populists/parties. As such, it has a direct connection with the events happening in the world.
Authoritarian populism, political polarization, survey experiments, political methodology.