m1Welcome to my website. I’m a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.  My research focus on the links between citizens and their representatives in Europe and the US, with a special penchant for experiments. I am also interested in questions on women and politics.

My dissertation explores the biases of elected officials when building their image of the electorate, and how those biases may be overcome. Previous work has been published in the Journal of Politics, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Electoral Studies, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. Before joining WashU, I obtained a B.A. in Economics at the University of Porto, and an M.A. in Political Science at the University of Lisbon. In the meantime, I worked as a journalist and environmental consultant.