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Born in Seville, Spain, 1991

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University Carlos III of Madrid

Department of Social Science

Getafe Campus, Madrid Street 126

Office: 18.2.E12

Madrid, Spain


Academic Positions

  • 2021. Visiting professor at the Department of Social Science, University Carlos III of Madrid
  • 2021-present. Senior research assistant of the project ‘Emergence, Life and Demise of Autocratic Regimes,’ University of Oslo
  • 2020-present. Research affiliate of the project ‘Democracies under threat: How education can save it,’ University of Glasgow
  • 2020-present. Research affiliate of the project ‘The construction of political consensus in multiparty politics,’ National Distance Education University
  • 2015-2020. Ph.D. Fellow in Social and Political Science, at the European University Institute (EUI)
  • 2016-2018. Tutor in quantitative methods and code writing in R, at the Methods and Data Clinic, EUI
  • 2015-2017. R Tutor, EUI
  • 2014-2015. Assistant researcher, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
  • 2013-2014. Founder and principal investigator of the cooperative ‘ISI, Investigación Social Integral.s.coop’
  • 2012-2013. Research Assistant at the Center of Sociology and Local Politics, Pablo de Olavide University (UPO)
  • 2009-2013. Research Assitant at the Research Group: Democracy and Autonomous Communities: Society and Politics, UPO

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2020. Thesis of the Month, Department of Social and Political Science, EUI
    • The department acknowledges the theses that are both of very high quality and whose findings may be of interest to a wider public
  • 2019. Peter Mair Travel award, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • 2017. Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Scholarship, Maxwell School at the Syracuse University
    • Grant covering tuition fees, accommodation, meals, and travel expenses (general open pool competition)
  • 2017. Exchange program: University of Wisconsin-Madison – EUI (covering tuition)
  • 2015-2019. Salvador Madariaga Scholarship, EUI and the Spanish Ministry of Education
    • Fully funded four-year scholarship for Ph.D. in Social and Political Science, EUI
  • 2015. Academic Excellence Award in Sociology, Unicaja and the Social Science and Environmental Andalusia Academy
    • Awarded to one recipient in Andalusia (Spain) based on the academic trajectory
  • 2014. Academic Excellence Award in BA Sociology, UPO
  • 2013. Academic Excellence Award, Catalunya Caixa
    • Awarded to one recipient in Spain to study in the Dept. of Political and Social Science, Pompeu Fabra University
  • 2013-2014. Young Research Fellowship, Spanish Association of Political Science and Public Administration
  • 2013. First Finalist in the 5th annual innovative business project competition, UPO
  • 2010. Academic Excellence Award in Sociology, UPO
  • 2009-2013. University Scholarship, Spanish Ministry of Education
    • Awarded to students from low-income families to cover expenses of BA studies.

Education

  • 2015-2020. Ph.D. in Social and Political Science, EUI
    • Thesis Committee: Stefano Bartolini (supervisor), Jennifer Gandhi (co-supervisor), Carl H Knutsen (University of Oslo), Elias Dinas (EUI)
  • 2018. Teaching Training: Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education, EUI
  • 2017. Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Syracuse University (New York)
  • 2016. Causal Models and Structural Equation Modeling, Essex Summer School of Methods in Social Science and Data Analysis, Essex University
  • 2013-2015. 2-years MA European Master in Government
    • First-year at the Pompeu Fabra University and second year at the University of Konstanz
  • 2011. MA course in Communication and Debate: How to talk in public? Escuela de Alta Gestión Pública Andaluza, UPO
  • 2009-2013. BA in Sociology, UPO
    • B.A with highest honors in Sociology, and academic awards in 2010 and 2013, Thesis Suma Cum laude

Selected Conference Participation

  • 2021. Paper presenter on the panel “Election Timing and Government Survival: Reactions from Ruling Elites, Opposition Parties, and Voters” at the 6th World Congress of Political Science (scheduled), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2020. Paper presenter on the panel “‘Who change Parties, When, and Why: Party Switching in Developing and Developed Countries.” ECPR conference (scheduled), Online
  • 2019. Organizer, Chair, and Paper presenter on the panel “Weakening Autocracies: Internal and External Opposition Forces in Dictatorships,” APSA, Washington DC, United States
  • 2018. Paper presenter at the conference “Regimes and Societies in Conflict: Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956,” organized by the British Association of East European Studies (BASEES), Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2018. Paper presenter at the conference “Democracy and Democratization,” organized by Società italiana de scienza politica, Turin, Italy
  • 2018. Organizer and Paper presenter at the workshop “On Authoritarian Power-Sharing,” EUI
  • 2016. Organizer and Paper presenter at the workshop “Elections in Autocracy,” EUI
  • 2013. Paper presenter at the conference “Politics in a Time of Uncertainty,” organized by Asociación Española de Ciencias Políticas y de la Administración, Spain

Others

  • Languages: Spanish (native); English and Italian (very fluent); German (very basic knowledge)
  • Programming skills: expert in R, advanced user of Stata and Latex, working knowledge in CSS
  • Hobbies: playing the guitar (here to watch a small performance!), working out (circuit training), reading novels and cooking!