Bustinza's research focuses on election administration and voter participation in the United States. Overarching themes in Bustinza's writings include policy implementation, administrative burden, emotional labor, election violence, voter access, and barriers. Bustinza is a director on the state board of the League of Women Voters of Florida and previously interned at the Supervisor of Elections office in Miami-Dade County.
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Delves into the effects of emotional labor on election workers within the current context. Reveals the existence and intricacies of emotional labor within the administration of elections, prompting inquiries into its implications for the future of election administration.
Analyzed how political officials use social media to gain influence, specifically looking at President Trump's rhetoric on immigration during 2018-2019. Found that Trump used fear-inducing language to target vulnerable groups and gain political support, highlighting the negative impact of fear-based rhetoric.
Discusses how observation can be a useful tool in emergency management research, providing a firsthand account of situations and immersing audiences in the experience. Encourages further exploration of the observation method.