Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I earned my PhD from Harvard University and was a previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.
I study comparative politics, with a focus on the political economy of development. My projects fall into three broad topics: democratization; state capacity; and distributive politics. They are linked by a focus on understanding how paths of development are shaped by the structure of political organizations, such as parties, bureaucracy, and communities. Here are links to my book project, papers, classes, and CV.