I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Skidmore College.
I study political order, violence, and democratization with an empirical focus in Sub-Saharan Africa. My book project examines the relationship between democracy and state-building through the lens of government responses to armed groups. In related work, I explore electoral violence, non-state welfare, political participation, and the politics of development. My research has been generously supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University in 2017. You can access my C.V. here.
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