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 a broad cross-national analysis of the ways in which the drafting process can affect the final constitutional text, as well as more detailed case studies of constitution making in 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.
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 semantically tagged collection of all constitutions currently in force.