I am an assistant professor at the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania.  I specialize in comparative politics, with a regional focus on Sub-Sahan Africa and the Middle East.

In my work I apply a variety of methods, including field, survey and lab experiments and social network analysis, to study political behavior, conflict and political economy of development more generally.

Before coming to Penn I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Development Strategies at Columbia University. In 2015-2016 I will be a visiting professor at the Politics department at Princeton University.