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turnbull_m_webI 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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