Oxford Spring School Tutors
Below you will find profiles for the tutors teaching on the Oxford Spring School 2020 courses:
Nelson Ruiz (Causal inference) is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD as the London School of Economics and Political Science. He studies the political economy of development, mostly using quasi-experimental designs to study the role of politicians and political institutions in economic development. Before academia he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank evaluating development projects in the field across Latin-America.
Mariana Borges (Fieldwork) is a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. Dr. Borges received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. Her research is focused on political behavior, elections, campaign strategies, and political representation in developing democracies. She has conducted extensive participant observation among low-income voters in rural areas of Brazil. In her work, she combines ethnography with comparative-historical methods. When she is not working, Dr. Borges enjoys reading political novels and biking.
Andy Eggers (Machine learning) is Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD from Harvard University. His research interests include voting systems, comparative political institutions, and methodology. He is Director of the Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods.
Tom Robinson (Machine learning) is a doctoral student in politics at the University of Oxford. His research interests surround direct democracy, representation and campaign finance, as well as issues within experimental and computational methodology.
Laure Bokobza (R basics) is a DPhil student in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her main research interests lie in the fields of political economy and comparative politics. Her thesis focuses on the question of redistribution and taxation in autocracies. Before starting her PhD program, Laure completed a Masters degree in Public Policy and Development at the Paris School of Economics.
Musashi Harukawa (Best practices for coding; A taste of python; Performance computing) is a DPhil student in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. In his research, he uses computational methods to study electoral institutions and campaign micro-targeting in comparative perspective. Before beginning graduate study, Musashi studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford and worked in finance in Tokyo.
Julia de Romémont
Julia de Romémont (Data management with dplyr; Graphics with ggplot) is a DPhil student in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation looks at the effects of immigration on support for redistribution, trying to consider both micro-mechanisms and macro-contexts, and is supervised by Professor David Rueda. She holds a MSc in Politics from Oxford and a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany.