Associate Professor of Political Science
office: LASB 2
General research interests include democratic institutions, campaigning, mass behavior, and political methodology. Specific projects have examined redistricting in the United States, electoral rules and federalism in Brazil, party-switching by politicians, and statistical methods for studying legislatures. Published research has appeared in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Analysis. His latest project, for which he has received a National Science Foundation award, examines the determinants and impacts of negative campaigning across different institutional settings.
Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor
Coordinates logistics of program coordination, including graduate admission, outreach events, and graduation. Provides advising to the undergraduate population for the Latin American Studies major and minor course requirements; in addtion, advises graduate students on the Latin American Studies Master's Program including course requirements and thesis work.
Management Services Officer
phone: (858) 534-4757
office: SSB 401
Manages program administrative functions including finance/budget, academic personnel, human resources, facilities, and staff supervision.
University of California, San Diego
Latin American Studies
9500 Gilman Drive # 0533
La Jolla, CA 92093-0533
Directions (by car and walking)
Location Address: 451 Gildred Building International Lane, La Jolla 92037
- Take 5 North or South to Genesee Avenue exit.
- Go west on Genesee Avenue (towards the ocean).
- Turn left on North Torrey Pines Road.
- Turn left at Pangea Drive. There is a parking garage on the left side. Metered parking parking is available on the top level or you may purchase a parking permit at the North Point Drive entrance.
- Walk up Pangea Drive towards the stop sign and pass Scholars Drive North. Pangea Drive becomes Thurgood Marshall Lane.
- Make a left on International Lane and continue to the end.
- On your right, you will see the Institute of the Americas Complex. Once you go up the stairs you will see three buildings with Spanish roof tiles.
- The Gildred Latin American Studies building is on the left side (north) of the fountain.