I have a long-standing interest in the political representation of the poor. My book "Unequal Participation Worldwide" (Cambridge University Press) analyzed inequalities in voter turnout from a comparative perspective and argued that turnout gaps can be reduced through institutional reforms. A follow-up project examined if the interests of the poor are better represented by politicians of similar socio-economic backgrounds with detailed data about Spanish municipalities. My current research agenda investigates the political consequences of technological change, focusing on workers vulnerable to technological displacement.
Before coming to the University of Barcelona, I was an Associate Professor at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, and a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish High Research Council and at Stanford University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and have been the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. I was a Ramon y Cajal Researcher and now am the receipient of an ICREA Academia, a research intensification award.