I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University. My current work examines how the institutional variation across authoritarian regimes affects environmental politics, leader survival, regime stability, and welfare outcomes. I have interests in democratisation, democratic backsliding, and economic history as well. My methods toolkit span game theory, mechanism design, statistics, text analysis, and data visualisation. I am also interested in metascience and all things R and Stan.
I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University, 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 taught at Brown and Rutgers.
Government and Opposition
Substance Use and Misuse
Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership 9(1)
H-Diplo | ISSF
American Political Science Review 108(2): 355-370
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