A bit about me 

I am a political scientist from Vigo (Galicia, Spain). Before my PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, I did an MA in Political Science at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a BA in Law and Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I've been fortunate that my educational training and academic career also made me a brief citizen of Bologna, Río de Janeiro, London, New York, and now Medellín.

In all these places, I've witnessed and participated in different stages regarding gender (in)equality and women's movements. In Río de Janeiro, I was first amazed by the power of a women's rally in response to sexual violence. In Spain, I participated in the transformation process from niche events- in response to a restriction attempt on abortion rights - to a massive movement - sparked by a gang rape case - within the time span of a few years. In Florence, at the European University Institute, we organized the first feminist rally during Women's Day in response to the persistent inequalities within the institution. 

All these experiences have shaped my research interest in the changing dynamics of attitudes and behaviors and have led me to study them with a focus on (but not only!) gender and politics. My dissertation explores how bottom-up and top-down approaches, namely grassroots mobilizations in the former and elites in the latter, can shift beliefs towards women's issues and feminism. So far, I am exploring this topic using survey experiments, design-based causal inference methods with observational data, and text analysis.