I'm a political scientist who studies conflict and development. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the International Crisis Group and Princeton University, and will start as an Assistant Professor at Emory University in 2019.
My scholarly work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science and World Politics. I also do policy work and commentary, which has been published by the Washington Post, New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, the Guardian, and Foreign Policy, as well as by the International Crisis Group and the UN.
Working Paper: Unpacking the Local Resource Curse: How Externalities and Governance Shape Social Conflict. (November 2018)
Commentary: How Guatemala achieved what was once thought impossible: major reductions in homicides. Washington Post (November 2018)
Policy Report: Saving Guatemala’s Fight Against Crime and Impunity. International Crisis Group (October 2018)
Accepted for Publication: How Government Reactions to Violence Worsen Social Welfare: Evidence from Peru. American Journal of Political Science (September 2018)