Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I received my PhD from Harvard University and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.
My research is in comparative politics, with a focus on the role that organizations (such as political parties, bureaucracy, or village communities) play in processes of political and economic development. My book project examines how established parties collapse, highlighting the importance of technological change and organizational capacity to adapt. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and Journal of Economic History. Here is my CV.