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Biography

I am a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute. In my thesis, I study demand-side explanations for the radical-left populist vote in Europe.

Research wise, I am mostly interested in political participation. I am following two lines of enquiry under this field – one related to social movements, another to electoral behaviour.

Regarding electoral behaviour, I have written my masters thesis in ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon on how party-system fragmentation and polarization interact in affecting voter turnout. I have some further work in progress related to electoral participation. 

Concerning social movements, I am mostly interested in their interaction with media. I worked on the project Changing Degrees Of Europeanization? Social Movements in the Public Debate on the EU Sovereign Debt Crisis in Portugal, coordinated by Britta Baumgarten and financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. In it, we analysed the way Portuguese media portrayed the recent economic and financial crisis and how social movements affected discourse on it. I also have some work in progress that analyses the conditions that affect the level of media visibility awarded to different protest actions. 

Apart from these substantive interests, I am also interested in political methodology – particularly quantitative methods, survey experiments, and content analysis.   

Please follow me on ResearchGate and on Academia.edu.

Aside from my work on Political Science, I am a jazz pianist too. I have a BA in Jazz Piano from the Lisbon College of Music (ESML). Some recordings can be found in my Soundcloud pageI am also part of the EUI Music Society and of the EUI Refugee Initiative.