I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. I am also a research associate at the Center on the Politics of Development. My research focuses on the politics of democratization and the stability of new democracies. In my book project, I examine the counter-intuitive role of economic elites in supporting democratic transitions and the ways in which they shape the prospects for redistribution post-democratization. I explore these dynamics in Latin America, with a particular focus on Argentina. Research from this project was awarded the 2024 Sage Best Paper Award from APSA's Comparative Politics section. All of my work employs a multi-method approach that draws on natural experiments, archival research, as well as qualitative and quantitative data. 

I received my PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2023. I completed a Master’s in Political Science from FLACSO, Ecuador. I also hold a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Michigan. 

I can be reached at acallis@tulane.edu.