Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

For 2014-2015, I am a Visiting Professor and Chair of Excellence at the Juan March Institute-Carlos III University of Madrid.
My research focuses on authoritarian regimes, democratization, political parties, elections, and voting behavior. 

My book, Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico's Democratization in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007 hardback and 2009 paperback) won
the 2008 Best Book Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the APSA

Recently, I served as
Principal Investigator on the Mexico 2012 Panel Study. 

I have published work in Political Analysis, World Politics, The American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Politica y Gobierno, Foreign Affairs en Español, and book chapters in English and Spanish.