I am an assistant professor at the department of political science and public affairs at Seton Hall University. My research blends insights from international relations and comparative politics, and explores how regime type and domestic institutions affects both domestic and international outcomes. My current work examines how the institutional variation - both political and economic - across authoritarian regimes affects international conflict, leader survival, regime stability, and economic outcomes. I have interests in democratization, democratic erosion, and economic history as well. My methodological interests span game theory, quantitative methods, quantitative text analysis, and interactive data visualization. I am also interested in research transparency and reproducibility, and all things R and Stan.
I received my Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 2014, with extensive graduate coursework in economics. I have undergraduate degrees in physiology and neuroscience (B.S.) and Latin American studies (B.A.) from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to Seton Hall, I was a visiting assistant professor at Brown University, and a lecturer at Rutgers University.
American Political Science Review 108(2): 355-370
With R. Daniel Kelemen
2015 Winner of the Best Journal Article Award by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association
In: Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Princeton University Press