Dani joined the Department of Political Science and Public Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2015. Her research is currently funded by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación, 2015-2017). Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Political Economy Cluster at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. She completed a PhD in Political Science at Indiana University in 2012.
Dani’s research interests include comparative political behavior, European politics, political economy and research methods. She studies how political and economic contexts condition citizens’ electoral behavior and in turn shape democratic representation. Her book manuscript “Coping with Complexity: How Voters Adapt to Unstable Parties” examines the processes of representation and accountability under the strains of political instability and electoral uncertainty. Other ongoing projects trace the consequences of the economic recession for information seeking and electoral behavior.