I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Social Media and Politics at NYU. 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.
I am currently working on a book project with Natalia Aruguete and Ernesto Calvo titled News Sharing, Content Activation and Perceptions of Polarization on Social Media. Our work combines computational modeling with social media data, several survey digital experiments and qualitative analysis across four different countries, Brazil, Argentina, United States and Mexico. The book project is a follow-up from our article “News by Popular Demand” recently published at the International Journal of Press/Politics.
My research has been published at the Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, 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, from the city of Belém. Before moving to the United States, I lived for many years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is probably the most beautiful and 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