I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government, at the University of Texas at Austin.
My dissertation research seeks to evaluate the impact of public participation in constitution-making processes. This project involves detailed case studies of the participatory constitution-making processes of Brazil, South Africa, and Iceland. This research has been supported by funding from the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin, a fellowship from the Escola de Direito do Rio de Janeiro da Fundação Getulio Vargas, and a dissertation improvement grant from the National Science Foundation.
I am also involved in research projects on constitutional referenda, judicial behavior, and e-democracy.
Before coming to the University of Texas, I completed internships at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. More recently, as a research assistant with the Comparative Constitutions Project, I had the privilege to be a core member of the team that built constituteproject.org, a thematically searchable collection of all constitutions currently in force.