I am a Ramon y Cajal Fellow (Assistant Professor) at the Institut de Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a Research Associate at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish High Research Council and at Stanford University, and have been the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. I defended my doctoral dissertation in Political Science at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
I have an ongoing interest in the political representation of the poor. My book "Unequal Participation Worldwide" analyzed inequalities in voter turnout in a comparative perspective and argued that such gaps can be reduced through institutional reforms. In a current project with Marta Curto, we examine if the interests of the poor are better represented by politicians of a similar socio-economic background. In another project with Paul Marx, we ask what are the likely political consequences of one of the main drivers of increasing income inequality, namely skill-biased technological change.
I have also conducted extensive research on other topics such as the political consequences of corruption, the effects of personality on political behavior, or the origins of dual ethnic identities in contexts with ethnopolitical conflict such as Catalonia.