M.A Political Science, Kobe University (Kobe, Japan)
B.S. Maritime Science and Technology, Kobe University (Kobe, Japan)
My primary research interest includes popular mobilization and party competition in the context of newly democratized regimes. In my current work, I examine how the interaction between political challenges on the street level (popular protests) and the legislative level (electoral competition) affects political change. More specifically, I test this interactive effect on democratic stability as well as democratic transition from authoritarianism. I employ both quantitative analysis and case studies, particularly in Latin America.
“Elite Coordination and Popular Protest: The Joint Effect on Democratic Change.” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, April 5-8, 2018 (with Michael Wahman).
“Oppositional Mobilization and Presidential Fall in Latin America.” presented at the Latin American Studies Association annual conference, Barcelona, May 23-26, 2018.