Lautaro is a PhD student in Comparative Politics at the University of Chicago. He is interested in comparative political behavior, political parties and democracy, with a regional focus on Latin America. His research explores the links between high polarization, party system institutionalization and support for democracy.

Prior to coming to Chicago, Lautaro received a BA in Political Science (summa cum laude) from Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina. He conducted research at CIPPEC, a think tank based in Buenos Aires.