I am an FCT Research Fellow and a final-year DPhil Candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford.
I am the recipient of a Full Scholarship granted by the FCT, the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology, with full funding until December 2021.
My research interests lie in the areas of Political Economy and Comparative Politics. My current research uses a top-down rational choice approach to determine how legacies of autocratic regimes shape extremism after transitions to democracy. I am also interested in European politics, the effects of inequality and redistribution, economic legacies of autocracies, political systems, and electoral behaviour. Methodologically, I am interested in quantitative methods, textual and visual analysis using Big Data applied to politics.
Before joining the University of Oxford I briefly worked in journalism and consultancy. I read for an MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies (Summa cum laude) at the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal, with a full scholarship awarded by the Fundação Oriente. I hold a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.