He has a PhD in Political Science from Vanderbilt University, and is a graduate of the ITAM in the same major, and he also has Philosophy studies. His research goes from public opinion, religion, and politics to research methodology. He has had a long career in the public sector, particularly at the National Elections Institute, and he has done most of his teaching at the ITAM. He stands out for his seminal research on the impact of religious training and participation on political opinions and behavior in Mexico and Latin America, which appears in a series of publications. He was in charge of the Academic and Research Department. His analytical ability, his warmth, and his professional experience are special attributes that help him strengthen the faculty team.
PhD en Ciencia Política por Vanderbilt University, USA.
Licenciatura en Ciencia Política por el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Ciudad de México.
Religión y Política:
2013. “Church, evasion, and political knowledge in Latin America.” Política y Gobierno 20(1): 3-38
2013. “Religion, Adversity, and Free Trade in Latin America”. Iberoforum 15(1): 131-155.
2012. “Catholic Church and Moral Values: A Possible Causal Mechanism for Latin America.” Gaceta de Ciencia Política 9(1): 11-27
2006. “¿Do Church Ministers Influence Voting Choices?” Perfiles Latinoamericanos 28(2): 33-57
2015. “Effects of State Service Careers on Trust in the Government”. Buen Gobierno 28(1): 48-64
2013. “Citizen Support for Gender Quotas in Mexico: An Empirical Approximation.” Gaceta de Ciencia Política 10(1): 11-28.
2006. “Some Determining Factors of District Campaign Spending in Mexico for Federal Deputies from 2000 and 2003.” Estudios de Política y Sociedad 2(2): 57-84.
2016. “The Elections Board and Spending by Political Parties in Mexico.” Perfiles Latinoamericanos 47(1): in print.
2015. "Effects of #yosoy132 and Social Media in Mexico's 2012 Presidential Campaigns". In Domínguez, Greene, Lawson y Moreno (eds.). Mexico's Evolving Democracy. A Comparative Study of the 2012 Elections. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
2014. “Social Bases of the Vote.” In Meixueiro, G. y A. Moreno (eds.). El comportamiento electoral mexicano en las elecciones de 2012. México: CESOP-ITAM
2013. “Introduction. Challenges to Mexican Politics: Visions from the Barómetro de las Américas”. Política y Gobierno Volumen temático 2013: 3-23. (con P. Parás, D. Vargas y E.J. Zechmeister).