Nicolás is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics. With a focus on Latin America, his research interests include political regimes, together with civic society-building and social development in post-conflict areas. Nicolás has instructed graduate courses in comparative politics and qualitative methods for public policy evaluation at Brown University and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT, Argentina), respectively. Before coming to Brown, he received an M.A. in Political Science from UTDT and a B.A. from Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA, Argentina).