I am a Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Juan March Institute of Social Sciences at Carlos III University of Madrid. I am also an affiliated faculty in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and organizer of the Experimental Politics Lab at the department. I received my PhD in political science from Stony Brook University. My research focuses on the psychological underpinnings of political attitudes, reasoning, and behavior. I am especially interested in the development and application of new statistical methods in the area of political psychology. For example, I use quantitative text analysis to study how citizens discuss and justify their political preferences and beliefs in open-ended survey responses as well as online discussions.