My name is Marika Csapo and currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University.  I received my Ph.D. in Political Science (June, 2016) and my M.S.  in Statistics (March, 2016) at the University of California, Los Angeles.  My research interests include local Brazilian politics, the politics of development, social policy and public services, health politics, and political methodology.