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. Here is my CV.
I study comparative politics and political economy. My book project examines how political parties collapse, highlighting the importance of technological change and the organizational capacity of parties to adapt. I am broadly interested in organizations (e.g. parties, bureaucracy, or village communities) and how they shape democratization, distributive politics, and state capacity. My research has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and Journal of Economic History.