I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Social Media and Politics at NYU, and a Research Fellow at the Siegel Family Endowment. In Fall 2023, I will join the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University as an Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science. I worked previously as a Researcher at @Twitter.
I am a computational social scientist exploring substantive issues on political communication and political behavior. My substantive work in political communication focuses on content activation, news sharing, misinformation, and polarization on social media. I explore these issues primarily in Latin American countries. Methodologically, I am interested in online field and survey experiments, network models to deal with big data, and applications of natural language processing to social science problems. My comparative political behavior work explores issues of criminal violence and inequality in Latin America.
My research has been published at the Journal of Communication, PLOS ONE, International Journal of Press/Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Digital Journalism, Journal of Elections Public Opinion and Parties, Latin American Politics and Society, The Journal of Quantitative Description (Digital Media), and The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations. You can download my CV here, or visit the research page for drafts of working papers currently under review.
I am a proud native of the North of Brazil, born and raised in Belém. Before moving to the United States, I lived for many years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is probably the most fun city in the world.
Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science, 2022
University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science, 2018
State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ba in Law, 2010
Federal University of Para, Brazil
Introduction to Computational Social Science (In portuguese, Semester Long Course at FGV-CPDOC)
Data Visualization (Tidying your model into a nice plot)(Students-led Workshop at UMD)
Collecting and Analyzing Social Media Data with R (In portuguese, Workshop at The Federal University of Para, Brazil)
How to build a R package? (Students-led Workshop at UMD)
Introduction to Tidyverse (Students-led Workshops at UMD)
R Crash Course (GVPT 489: Tweeting Political Crisis)
GVPT289: Politics in the Developing World
You can download my CV here