I studied psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Then I moved to Germany, where I completed my PhD in 2013 at Bielefeld University. Since June 2014 I'm part of Sidanius's Lab. I'm also associated to the Interdisciplinary Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies (ICIIS) in Chile.
My research deals with the ideological background of intergroup relations. In particular, I am interested in (1) the relationship between social processes and psychological processes in the production of ideologies justifying social hierarchies and discrimination, (2) the relationships between multiple ideological elements (attitudes, values, beliefs, behaviors, etc. .) as ideological configurations, and (3) the relationships between multiple arbitrary sets of group hierarchies, such as social classes and ethnicity.