I'm a political scientist who studies conflict and development, especially in Southeast Asia, Afghanistan and Latin America. I recently started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University.
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.
Published: Unpacking the Local Resource Curse: How Externalities and Governance Shape Social Conflict (September 2019)
Commentary: Strategic Violence After Democratic Transitions in ASEAN (September 2019)
Working Paper: Deadly Populism: How Local Political Outsiders Drive Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines (July 2019)
Blog: Reactions to Terrorism Can Bring Serious Harm. (May 2019)
Working Paper: Decentralization, Elite Participation and Democratic Disillusionment: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Peru (January 2019)