I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Göttingen, Germany), working in Prof. Dr. Ran Hirschl’s fellow group for Comparative Constitutionalism. I earned a PhD in political science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018.
The majority of my recent research has gone into a book on public participation in constitution-making processes. Entitled The Veil of Participation: Citizens and Political Parties in Constitution-Making Processes, the book offers both a systematic measurement of the impact of public participation in three much-cited cases (Brazil, South Africa, and Iceland), and a theoretical explanation for the variation in impact between the cases and potentially across all cases. The book is under contract with Cambridge University Press, and should be in print in summer 2020.
I also have ongoing research projects on public participation, constitutional referenda, and the diffusion of language in national constitutions. My earlier work includes research on law and courts in Canada and Brazil. I have taught courses at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and worked for the Comparative Constitutions Project.
Links to my publications and a copy of my CV are accessible in the expected places on this webpage.